racecourse [reys-kawrs, -kohrs] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. racetrack.
  2. a current of water, as a millrace.

Origin of racecourse First recorded in 1755–65; race1 + course Examples from the Web for race-course Historical Examples of race-course

  • Alpheios swung out of its banks and washed away the race-course for chariots.

    Buried Cities, Part 2

    Jennie Hall

  • There was a race-course behind the hotel on the Heath, but the races have been suppressed.

    Hampstead and Marylebone

    Geraldine Edith Mitton

  • My fellow-students were full of stories of the hunting-field and the race-course.

    A Day’s Ride

    Charles James Lever

  • Leave the forum, the palaestra, the race-course, and gymnasium?

    The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus

    Caius Valerius Catullus

  • There is a race-course and a kind of gentlemen’s club-house.

    Floyd Grandon’s Honor

    Amanda Minnie Douglas

  • British Dictionary definitions for race-course racecourse noun

    1. a long broad track, usually of grass, enclosed between rails, and with starting and finishing points marked upon it, over which horses are racedAlso called (esp US and Canadian): racetrack

    Word Origin and History for race-course n.

    1764, from race (n.1) + course (n.).

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