time trial

  1. a race in which competitors are timed individually on a set distance over a course or track, especially to qualify for a successive event.

Origin of time trial

First recorded in 1855–60

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British Dictionary definitions for time trial

time trial

  1. (esp in cycling) a race in which the competitors compete against the clock over a specified course

Derived forms of time trial

  • time-trialling, noun

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