pace car
noun Date: 1965 an automobile that leads the field of competitors through a pace lap but does not participate in the race

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pace car — pace′ car [[t]peɪs[/t]] n. spog a car that leads the competing cars through a pace lap and leaves the course before the race begins • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • pace car — n. an official starter s car that leads the competing race cars around the track for one lap (pace lap) before moving off the track …   English World dictionary

  • Pace car — Voiture de sécurité Commissaires de piste annonçant le déploiement de la « voiture de sécurité » (SC pour Safety Car). La voiture de sécurité (ou safety car, pace car en Amérique du Nord) est un véhicule qui sert à neutraliser le… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Pace-Car — Signalisierung einer Safety Car Phase Safety Car für Pistenrennen mit eingeschaltetem Signalbalken und Frontblitz System …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pace Car — Signalisierung einer Safety Car Phase Safety Car für Pistenrennen mit eingeschaltetem Signalbalken und Frontblitz System …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • pace car — noun a high performance car that leads a parade of competing cars through the pace lap and then pulls off the course • Topics: ↑auto racing, ↑car racing • Hypernyms: ↑car, ↑auto, ↑automobile, ↑machine, ↑motorcar * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • pace car — A vehicle which leads the pack of racers during the first part of the race (usually one lap) so that the racers can warm up their engines, etc. The pace car never runs the actual race. They also lead during parade, pace lap, caution periods, and… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • pace car — noun Motor Racing a car that sets the pace for the warm up lap before a race or that controls the pace in temporarily hazardous conditions …   English new terms dictionary

  • pace car — /pays/ (in auto racing) an automobile that leads the competing cars through a pace lap or laps and leaves the course before the actual start of the race. [1960 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • pace car — noun A car that other cars drive behind before a race starts …   Wiktionary

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