raceway [reys-wey] ExamplesWord Originnoun
- Chiefly British. a passage or channel for water, as a millrace.
- a racetrack on which harness races are held.
- Electricity. a channel for protecting and holding electrical wires and cables, especially a metal rectangular tube used for such purposes.
- Machinery. race1(def 11).
Origin of raceway First recorded in 1820–30; race1 + way1 Related Words for raceway run, medium, means, tunnel, route, carrier, avenue, rill, creek, duct, rivulet, brook, tide, sluice, branch, gill, runnel, raceway, gully, strait Examples from the Web for raceway Historical Examples of raceway
By referring to Fig. 80, the action of the shuttle in the raceway can be seen, which is from A to B.
Fred T. Hodgson
The new reality is this highway of the spirit, the very course and raceway of self-consciousness.
Ralph Barton Perry
He was having a raceway dug on the American river for the purpose of erecting a saw-mill, as there was no lumber in the country.
After my breakfast I took in the place and went to the raceway where the first piece of gold was discovered.
See the living stream pour into America through the raceway of Ellis Island.
Howard B. Grose
British Dictionary definitions for raceway raceway noun
- another word for race 1 (def. 5)
- a racetrack, esp one for banger racing
- another word (esp US) for race 1 (def. 6)