American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A sports arena with a banked oval track for bicycle and motorcycle racing.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A race-course for bicycles and the like.
- n. A hollow cone (or frustum of a cone) of thin boards or slats, within which a bicycle-rider exhibits feats of riding and dynamic support of the weight of wheel and rider. The centrifugal acceleration generated by rapid wheeling keeps the rider from falling even when the wheel is nearly horizontal as it runs. The resultant of the centrifugal and gravity reactions is normal to the inclined elements of the cone. When the cone is suspended in the air it is called an aërial velodrome.
- n. a banked oval track for bicycle or motorcycle racing
- From French vélodrome, from vélo ("bicycle") + -drome, from Ancient Greek δρόμος (dromos, "a course, race course, road"). (Wiktionary)
- French vélodrome, blend of vélocipède, velocipede; see velocipede, and -drome, racecourse (from Latin -dromus; see -drome). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The new Indira Gandhi velodrome is fast, and officials listened to riders’ comments and turned down the air conditioning to allow for more optimum racing conditions.”
“The velodrome is the first major Olympic venue to be completed and is favourite to win with odds of 2/1 at William Hill.”
“Most people have never heard of one, or ever seen one, but a velodrome is a sight worth seeing.”
“This is why I think anyone riding a bike without brakes outside a velodrome is the epitome of imbecile.”
“The velodrome will be a community facility run by Lee Valley Leisure, so British Cycling won't be directly benefiting financially from it's use.”
“The velodrome is another venue to deliver huge carbon savings, says Mr Stubbs”
“The ride at the velodrome is the third of 16 "spokes" or rides on the 2010 wheel, with another spoke set for Sept. 12 in Hersey and Sept. 13 at the Penn State Cancer Center”
“His father later took him to the local velodrome, which is a specially-built banked cycling track.”
“Getting inside the velodrome was a life-threatening experience.”
“Thinkin' of you, 'cause "velodrome" seems like such a Victorian word though it's not, today I wrote this:”
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Anything related to cycling; no motorcycling, please.
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A somewhat discriminatory list of words and phrases collected for their euphonic or arcane appeal, interesting etymology, or concise definition of an otherwise unnamed phenomenon or concept.
words that are in vogue in my current lexical output.
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Words of the day. :)
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