relay race

noun Sports.
a race between two or more teams of contestants, each contestant being relieved by a teammate after running part of the distance.
Compare medley relay.

1895–1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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World English Dictionary
relay race
a race between two or more teams of contestants in which each contestant covers a specified portion of the distance

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Example sentences
The flow of energy and nutrients in nature is not a relay race in which each runner waits patiently for the baton.
Designed around a fun outdoor relay race, this hands-on exercise will help students communicate and work together.
Another had students running a relay race that represented ways they can protect the watershed while hiking and camping.
Terry is running a relay race as her coach records her position at various times.
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