[reys-kawrs, -kohrs] /ˈreɪsˌkɔrs, -ˌkoʊrs/

a current of water, as a millrace.
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

1764, from race (n.1) + course (n.).


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