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

  • n. The portion of a racetrack from the last turn to the finish line.
  • n. Informal The final stages of an undertaking.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the final stretch of a race track
  • n. the last part of some activity (e.g. a speech)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. that part of a race course between the last curve and the winning post.
  • n. the straight segment of a racetrack leading to the finish line.
  • n. The last or concluding part of any extended activity that has a definite conclusion; the final phase of any activity.
  • n. See under Home, a.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the straight stretch of a racetrack leading to the finish line
  • n. the end of an enterprise


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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