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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of northwest France west-southwest of Paris. Settled in pre-Roman times, it is famous for its annual (since 1923) 24-hour sports car races.

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  • proper noun A city in France, and capital of the department of Sarthe
  • proper noun informal A contraction of The 24 Hours of Le Mans, an annual 24-hour motor race held near Le Mans.

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Examples

  • Chalk up the victories to the genius of the team's young racing manager, Enzo Ferrari (who called Le Mans "the Race of Truth" and would go on to launch his own company after World War II) and a brilliant pilot named Luigi Chinetti, who won in 1934 in a beautiful 8C (meaning eight cylinders).

    The Most Beautiful Cars of Le Mans

  • Not only did the Germans occupy France in World War II, they headquartered their Seventh army in Le Mans, which is more than 100 miles southwest of Paris.

    French Speed vs. German Muscle

  • Not only did the Germans occupy France in World War II, they headquartered their Seventh army in Le Mans, which is more than 100 miles southwest of Paris.

    French Speed vs. German Muscle

  • Chalk up the victories to the genius of the team's young racing manager, Enzo Ferrari (who called Le Mans "the Race of Truth" and would go on to launch his own company after World War II) and a brilliant pilot named Luigi Chinetti, who won in 1934 in a beautiful 8C (meaning eight cylinders).

    The Most Beautiful Cars of Le Mans

  • The oldest painted picture-window that has survived the action of time is one representing the Ascension in the cathedral of Le Mans, which is believed by many antiquarians to be a work of the late eleventh century.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • Junqueira is not racing full time in IndyCar, instead driving in American Le Mans.

    The Seattle Times

  • He is expected to be arraigned tomorrow morning in Miami, however, a man who answered Castroneves 'cell phone told Access that the star is currently in Le Mans, which is believed to be a reference to a race of the same name held in Atlanta.

    msnbc.com: Top msnbc.com headlines

  • He is expected to be arraigned tomorrow morning in Miami, however, a man who answered Castroneves 'cell phone told Access that the star is currently in Le Mans, which is believed to be a reference to a race of the same name held in Atlanta.

    msnbc.com: Top msnbc.com headlines

  • He is expected to be arraigned tomorrow morning in Miami, however, a man who answered Castroneves 'cell phone told Access that the star is currently in Le Mans, which is believed to be a reference to a race of the same name held in Atlanta.

    msnbc.com: Top msnbc.com headlines

  • He is expected to be arraigned tomorrow morning in Miami, however, a man who answered Castroneves 'cell phone told Access that the star is currently in Le Mans, which is believed to be a reference to a race of the same name held in Atlanta.

    msnbc.com: Top msnbc.com headlines

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