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velodrome

[ vee-luh-drohm, vel-uh- ]
/ ˈvi ləˌdroʊm, ˈvɛl ə- /
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noun

a sports arena equipped with a banked track for cycling.

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Origin of velodrome

1890–95; <French vélodrome, equivalent to vélo, shortened form of vélocipèdevelocipede + -drome-drome
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velodrome
/ (ˈviːləˌdrəʊm, ˈvɛl-) /

noun

an arena with a banked track for cycle racing

Word Origin for velodrome

C20: from French vélodrome, from vélo- (from Latin vēlōx swift) + -drome
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