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drag race

noun
1.
a race between two or more automobiles starting from a standstill, the winner being the car that can accelerate the fastest.
Also called drag.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45
Related forms
drag racer, noun
drag racing, noun
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Examples from the web for drag race
  • Millions of teens will see this movie and never join in a drag race.
  • The track also hosts other events that feature local and regional drivers in stock car and drag race events.
  • Heath claimed he was under the impression there would be a drag race.
  • He can get drunk in a drag race or dancing without ever getting near alcohol.
  • It's impossible to spin the tires for a dry pavement drag race start with so much traction from the all-wheel-drive.
British Dictionary definitions for drag race

drag race

noun
1.
a type of motor race in which specially built or modified cars or motorcycles are timed over a measured course
Derived Forms
drag racer, noun
drag racing, noun
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Slang definitions & phrases for drag race

drag race

noun phrase

A speed competition between or among cars, esp vehicles with very powerful engines and very elongated, skeletal bodies (1950s+ Hot rodders)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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