[ reys-wey ]
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  1. Chiefly British. a passage or channel for water, as a millrace.

  2. a racetrack on which harness races are held.

  1. Electricity. a channel for protecting and holding electrical wires and cables, especially a metal rectangular tube used for such purposes.

  2. Machinery. race1 (def. 9).

Origin of raceway

First recorded in 1820–30; race1 + way1

Words Nearby raceway

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How to use raceway in a sentence

  • One flash showed them the canoe dancing down the raceway of a lower rapid, and at the next it had disappeared.

    Stranded in Arcady | Francis Lynde
  • Dr. Quink forced himself to relax, to ignore the ins and outs of the commuters' raceway.

  • See the living stream pour into America through the raceway of Ellis Island.

    Aliens or Americans? | Howard B. Grose
  • Went in swimming today twise, once down to the raceway and once up to the gravel.

  • It reached the point where the curve of the opposite bank draws in to form the narrow raceway of the rapids.

    The Re-Creation of Brian Kent | Harold Bell Wright

British Dictionary definitions for raceway


/ (ˈreɪsˌweɪ) /

  1. another word for race 1 (def. 5)

  2. a racetrack, esp one for banger racing

  1. another word (esp US) for race 1 (def. 6)

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