[reys-kawrs, -kohrs]
a current of water, as a millrace.

1755–65; race1 + course

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

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Example sentences
His risk-taking was reserved for the racecourse, where he was an atavistic gambler.
His tomb was said to be at the point of the racecourse from which the runners started.
They also laid out a racecourse, and horse races became weekly events.
Two tractors or teams of draught horses shall be positioned to pull any gate from a racecourse.
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