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[reys-kawrs, -kohrs] /ˈreɪsˌkɔrs, -ˌkoʊrs/
a current of water, as a millrace.
Origin of racecourse
1755-65; race1 + course Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Sulkily enough at the close of the week he turned his back on Heckleston racecourse, and took the road to Golden Friars.

    J. S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 3 Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • Mrs. Ogilvie arrived at the racecourse, as she had promised to do, about tea-time.

    Peter and Jane S. (Sarah) Macnaughtan
  • One thinks of them rather as on the level with racecourse sneak-thieves and the bullies of disorderly houses.

  • We passed a racecourse, where a little race-meeting was going on.

    The Last Voyage Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
  • Quickening their steps they made for the racecourse, which was upon an open heath.

    Ten Girls from Dickens Kate Dickinson Sweetser
  • The racecourse has done much for this, but the road would do far more.

    Nuts and Nutcrackers Charles James Lever
  • The racecourse itself was situated across the creek, and almost directly opposite the McLeod's selection.

    Sheilah McLeod Guy Boothby
  • That will be a safe hour, for they will be on the racecourse and out of the way.

  • Who better fitted to do the honours of the Palermo racecourse than M. Villanueva?

    South America To-day Georges Clemenceau
British Dictionary definitions for racecourse


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