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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French hippodrome, from Latin hippodromos, from Ancient Greek ἱππόδρομος (hippódromos), from ἵππος (híppos, horse) + δρόμος (drómos, course); synchronically, hippo- +‎ -drome.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈhɪpəˌdɹəʊm/
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NounEdit

hippodrome (plural hippodromes)

  1. A horse racing course.
  2. (US, slang, sports) A fraudulent sporting contest with a predetermined winner.
  3. (archaic) A circus with equestrian performances.

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VerbEdit

hippodrome (third-person singular simple present hippodromes, present participle hippodroming, simple past and past participle hippodromed)

  1. (US, slang, sports, especially baseball) To stage a sporting contest to suit gamblers.

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FrenchEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Latin hippodromos, from Ancient Greek ἱππόδρομος (hippódromos), from ἵππος (híppos, horse) + δρόμος (drómos, course); synchronically, hippo- +‎ -drome.

NounEdit

hippodrome m (plural hippodromes)

  1. a hippodrome, a circuit for equestrian sport

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hippodrome

  1. vocative singular of hippodromos