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

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun the straight segment of a racetrack leading to the finish line.
  • noun The last or concluding part of any extended activity that has a definite conclusion; the final phase of any activity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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


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