drag race
noun Date: 1949 an acceleration contest between vehicles (as automobiles) • drag racer noundrag racing noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Drag-Race — Drag Race, Drag|race [ drægreɪs], das; [s], s […sɪs] [engl. drag race, aus: drag ↑ (Dragster) u. race = Rennen]: 1. Rennen für hochgezüchtete Spezialwagen (auch für spezielle Motorräder), die aus dem stehenden Start heraus mit höchster… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • drag race — ☆ drag race n. a race between vehicles to test their acceleration from a complete stop, esp. between specially designed cars on a short, straight course (drag strip) drag race vi. drag raced, drag racing …   English World dictionary

  • drag race — drag′ race n. aum spo a race between two or more automobiles starting from a standstill, the winner being the car that can accelerate the fastest • Etymology: 1940–45 drag′ rac er, n. drag′ rac ing, n …   From formal English to slang

  • drag race — ► NOUN ▪ a short race between two cars as a test of acceleration. DERIVATIVES drag racer noun drag racing noun …   English terms dictionary

  • drag race — n a car race over a very short distance >drag racing n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • drag race — drag ,race noun count a race between long and very powerful cars over a short distance ╾ drag ,racing noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • drag race — noun : drag 10 * * * drag racer. drag racing. a race between two or more automobiles starting from a standstill, the winner being the car that can accelerate the fastest. Also called drag. [1940 45] * * * drag race noun A motor car or motorcycle… …   Useful english dictionary

  • drag race — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms drag race : singular drag race plural drag races a race between long and very powerful cars over a short distance Derived word: drag racing noun uncountable …   English dictionary

  • drag race — noun A race in a car or on a motorcycle to determine the fastest vehicle. Did you watch the drag race on Sunday? …   Wiktionary

  • drag race — two cars racing from a stop light    Did you see the drag race? Ya. The Corvette won …   English idioms

  • drag race — drag racer. drag racing. a race between two or more automobiles starting from a standstill, the winner being the car that can accelerate the fastest. Also called drag. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

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