horse race
noun Date: 1954 a close contest (as in politics)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Horse race — Horse Horse (h[^o]rs), n. [AS. hors; akin to OS. hros, D. & OHG. ros, G. ross, Icel. hross; and perh. to L. currere to run, E. course, current Cf. {Walrus}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A hoofed quadruped of the genus {Equus}; especially, the domestic horse… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • horse-race — (n.) also horserace, 1580s, from HORSE (Cf. horse) (n.) + RACE (Cf. race) (n.1) …   Etymology dictionary

  • horse race — horse′ race 1) spo a contest of speed among horses on a racetrack 2) cvb any formidable contest or competition: a horse race among four candidates[/ex] • Etymology: 1580–85 horse′ rac ing, n …   From formal English to slang

  • horse race — horse racing. 1. a contest of speed among horses that either are ridden by jockeys or pull sulkies and their drivers. 2. any formidable contest or competition: The primary election is expected to be a horse race among four opponents. * * * …   Universalium

  • horse race — noun a contest of speed between horses; usually held for the purpose of betting (Freq. 2) • Hypernyms: ↑race • Hyponyms: ↑claiming race, ↑selling race, ↑harness race, ↑harness racing, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • horse-race — verb compete in a horse race • Hypernyms: ↑race, ↑run • Hyponyms: ↑jockey • Verb Frames: Somebody s …   Useful english dictionary

  • horse race — žirgų lenktynės statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Lietuvių liaudies sporto šaka – lenktynės žiemą rogutėmis ant užšalusių ežerų ledo. atitikmenys: angl. horse race vok. Rossrennen, n rus. гонки верxом; гонки наездников …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • horse race — žirgų lenktynės statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Pramoginės žirgų lenktynės. Kaip liaudies pasilinksminimo priemonė žirgų lenktynės būdavo organizuojamos senovės Romoje imperatoriaus Severo (206–210 m.) valdymo laikais. Žirgų… …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • horse race — žirgų lenktynės statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Žirgų sporto šaka, apimanti vasarą lenktynes vežimėliais hipodrome, o žiemą – rogutėmis ant ežero ledo. Lenktyniaujama grynaveisliais ristūnais taisyklinga risčia. Nuotolis nuo… …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • horse race — A contest by way of sport wherein horses are pitted against each other, either a flat race wherein the horses are ridden by jockeys, or a harness race wherein they are driven by drivers riding in light carts known as sulkies. A game or gaming… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • horse race — noun /ˈhɔː(r)sreɪs/ a) A competitive race for horses carrying jockeys; often the subject of betting b) An exciting and arduous competition (as in a political …   Wiktionary

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