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Race "Race", n. [OE. ras, res, rees, AS. r[=ae]s a rush, running; akin to Icel. r[=a]s course, race. [root]118.] 1. A progress; a course; a movement or progression.
2. Esp., swift progress; rapid course; a running.
The flight of many birds is swifter than the race of any beasts. -Bacon.
3. Hence: The act or process of running in competition; a contest of speed in any way, as in running, riding, driving, skating, rowing, sailing; in the plural, usually, a meeting for contests in the running of horses; as, he attended the races.
The race is not to the swift. -Eccl. ix. 11.
I wield the gauntlet, and I run the race. -Pope.
4. Competitive action of any kind, especially when prolonged; hence, career; course of life.
My race of glory run, and race of shame. -Milton.
5. A strong or rapid current of water, or the channel or passage for such a current; a powerful current or heavy sea, sometimes produced by the meeting of two tides; as, the Portland Race; the Race of Alderney.
6. The current of water that turns a water wheel, or the channel in which it flows; a mill race.
Note: The part of the channel above the wheel is sometimes called the headrace, the part below, the tailrace.
7. (Mach.) A channel or guide along which a shuttle is driven back and forth, as in a loom, sewing machine, etc.
, a cloth worn by horses in racing, having pockets to hold the weights prescribed.
. (a) The path, generally circular or elliptical, over which a race is run. (b) Same as , below.
, a cup given as a prize to the victor in a race.
, a kind of field glass.
. (a) A horse that runs in competition; specifically, a horse bred or kept for running races. (b) A breed of horses remarkable for swiftness in running. (c) (Zo["o]l.) The steamer duck. (d) (Zo["o]l.) A mantis.
, a cutting tool with a blade that is hooked at the point, for marking outlines, on boards or metals, as by a pattern, - used in shipbuilding.
, a light saddle used in racing.
. Same as (a), above.
, the canal for the current that drives a water wheel.
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