racecourse [reys-kawrs, -kohrs] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a current of water, as a millrace.
Alpheios swung out of its banks and washed away the race-course for chariots.
There was a race-course behind the hotel on the Heath, but the races have been suppressed.
Geraldine Edith Mitton
My fellow-students were full of stories of the hunting-field and the race-course.
Charles James Lever
Leave the forum, the palaestra, the race-course, and gymnasium?
Caius Valerius Catullus
There is a race-course and a kind of gentlemen’s club-house.
Amanda Minnie Douglas
British Dictionary definitions for race-course racecourse noun
- 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.