hippodrome

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhɪpəˌdɹəʊm/

Noun[edit]

hippodrome (plural hippodromes)

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

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Verb[edit]

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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French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

hippodrome m (plural hippodromes)

  1. a hippodrome, a circuit for equestrian sport

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

hippodrome

  1. vocative singular of hippodromos