Definitions

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  • n. A racecourse.
  • n. A machine for raising or lowering heavy weights.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A race course.
  • n. A machine for raising or lowering heavy weights.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A race-course.
  • n. A machine like a crane, formerly used by builders for raising and lowering heavy weights.
  • n. A fish that goes down to the sea to spawn.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek κατάδρομος (katadromos) from κατά (kata, "down") + δρόμος (dromos, "course, running").

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