a race between two or more teams of contestants, each contestant being relieved by a teammate after running part of the distance.
Words nearby relay race
Compare medley relay.
Origin of relay race
First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for relay race
a race between two or more teams of contestants in which each contestant covers a specified portion of the distance
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