speedway

[speed-wey]

noun

a road or course for fast driving, motoring, or the like, or on which more than ordinary speed is allowed.
a track on which automobile or motorcycle races are held.

Nearby words

  1. speedo,
  2. speedometer,
  3. speedrun,
  4. speedster,
  5. speedwalk,
  6. speedwell,
  7. speedwriting,
  8. speedy,
  9. speel,
  10. speer

Origin of speedway

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95; speed + way1

Speedway

[speed-wey]

noun

a town in central Indiana.
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British Dictionary definitions for speedway

speedway

noun

  1. the sport of racing on light powerful motorcycles round cinder tracks
  2. (as modifier)a speedway track
the track or stadium where such races are held
US and Canadian
  1. a racetrack for cars
  2. a road on which fast driving is allowed
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