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cinder track

a track covered with small cinders, for use in running races.
Origin of cinder track
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Wouldn't it have been better to put a cinder-track all round the edge and train them to run races round it?

  • She walked very slowly down the cinder-track of the long garden.

    Sons and Lovers David Herbert Lawrence
  • Brierly dropped into his seat looking done up, as though he had spent the night in sprinting on a cinder-track.

    Lord Jim Joseph Conrad
  • You, of course, know that all the West Indies are now connected by means of a cinder-track with the mainland?

    Over the Plum Pudding John Kendrick Bangs
  • There is a cinder-track for cyclists on one side, and the lines of a district railway on the other.

    Peeps At Many Lands: Belgium George W. T. Omond
British Dictionary definitions for cinder-track

cinder track

a racetrack covered with fine cinders
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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