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velodrome

[vee-luh-drohm, vel-uh-] /ˈvi ləˌdroʊm, ˈvɛl ə-/
noun
1.
a sports arena equipped with a banked track for cycling.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; < French vélodrome, equivalent to vélo, shortened form of vélocipède velocipede + -drome -drome
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velodrome

/ˈviːləˌdrəʊm; ˈvɛl-/
noun
1.
an arena with a banked track for cycle racing
Word Origin
C20: from French vélodrome, from vélo- (from Latin vēlōx swift) + -drome
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Word Origin and History for velodrome
n.

"building for bicycle races," 1902, from French vélodrome, from vélo, colloquial abbreviation of vélocipède (see velocipede) + -drome, as in hippodrome.

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