from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of northwest France west-southwest of Paris. Settled in pre-Roman times, it is famous for its annual (since 1906) 24-hour sports car races. Population: 144,000.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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


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