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Definition of "hippodrome" [hip•po•drome]

  • Sports An arena for equestrian shows. (noun)
  • An open-air stadium with an oval course for horse and chariot races in ancient Greece and Rome. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hippodrome" in a sentence
  • "Horses were sometimes introduced, but then the hippodrome was the course."
  • "In his gardens and chariot-racing center, called the hippodrome, almost a thousand people were brutally murdered."
  • "A hippodrome, with sun, moon, and stars to referee!"