boat race

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boat race (plural boat races)

  1. A race between rowing crews.
    The Oxford and Cambridge boat race is held on the Thames every year.
    • 2012, Andrew Martin, Underground Overground: A passenger's history of the Tube, Profile Books, →ISBN, page 60:
      The District went to Putney to take advantage of Boat Race traffic, and it would capitalise on the shows and exhibitions held at Earl's Court and Olympia.
  2. (Cockney rhyming slang) The face.
  3. (gambling, slang) A fixed horse race, with a specific horse arranged to win in advance.

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