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

  • n. A sports arena with a banked oval track for bicycle and motorcycle racing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An indoor arena, having an oval banked track for bicycle racing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A race-course for bicycles and the like.
  • n. A hollow cone (or frustum of a cone) of thin boards or slats, within which a bicycle-rider exhibits feats of riding and dynamic support of the weight of wheel and rider.

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

  • n. a banked oval track for bicycle or motorcycle racing


French vélodrome, blend of vélocipède, velocipede; see velocipede, and -drome, racecourse (from Latin -dromus; see -drome).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French vélodrome, from vélo ("bicycle") + -drome, from Ancient Greek δρόμος (dromos, "a course, race course, road"). (Wiktionary)



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