hippodromic

hippodrome

[hip-uh-drohm]
noun
1.
an arena or structure for equestrian and other spectacles.
2.
(in ancient Greece and Rome) an oval track for horse races and chariot races.

Origin:
1540–50; < Latin hippodromos < Greek hippódromos, equivalent to hippo- hippo- + drómos -drome

hippodromic [hip-uh-drom-ik] , adjective
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hippodrome (ˈhɪpəˌdrəʊm)
 
n
1.  a music hall, variety theatre, or circus
2.  (in ancient Greece or Rome) an open-air course for horse and chariot races
 
[C16: from Latin hippodromos, from Greek hippos horse + dromos a race]

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hippodrome
1585, from Fr. hippodrome, from L. hippodromos "race course," from Gk. hippodromos, from hippos "horse" + dromos "course."
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