three-legged race
noun Date: 1872 a race between pairs of competitors with each pair having their adjacent legs bound together

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • three-legged race — ► NOUN ▪ a race run by pairs of people, one member of each pair having their left leg tied to the right leg of the other …   English terms dictionary

  • three-legged race — noun : a race between contestants who run in pairs having the proximate legs bound together * * * three legged race f6 [three legged race three legged races] [ˌθriː ˈleɡɪd reɪs] [ˌθriː ˈleɡɪd reɪs] noun a race in which people taking part run in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • three-legged race — UK [ˌθriː ˈleɡɪd ˌreɪs] / US [ˌθrɪ ˌleɡəd ˈreɪs] noun [countable] Word forms three legged race : singular three legged race plural three legged races a race between pairs of people in which each person has one of their legs tied to one of their… …   English dictionary

  • Three-legged race — A favorite at community picnics and school carnivals, a three legged race is a game of cooperation between partners as much as it is one of speed. It involves two participants attempting to complete a short sprint with the left leg of one runner… …   Wikipedia

  • three-legged race — three leg|ged race [ˌθri: ˈlegıd reıs] n a race in which two people run together, with one person s right leg tied to the other person s left leg …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • three-legged race — three leg|ged race [ ,θri ,legəd reıs ] noun count a race between pairs of people in which each person has one of their legs tied to one of their partner s legs …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • three-legged race — three′ leg ged race′ n. gam a race among paired contestants, with each contestant having one leg tied to the adjacent leg of his or her partner …   From formal English to slang

  • three-legged race — /θri ˈlɛgəd reɪs/ (say three leguhd rays), / ˈlɛgd/ (say legd) noun a race run by a number of contestants in pairs, each pair having their inside legs tied together …   Australian English dictionary

  • three-legged race — a race among a number of paired contestants, each contestant having one leg tied to the adjacent leg of his or her partner. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • three-legged race — noun A race, in which a team of two players are joined together at opposite ankles, and must complete a short sprint before the other teams …   Wiktionary

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