hippodrome definition

  • noun:
    • Sports An arena for equestrian programs.
    • An open-air stadium with an oval program for horse and chariot events in ancient Greece and Rome.
    • A horse racing training course.
    • someplace put apart for equestrian and chariot events.
    • An arena for equestrian performances; a circus.
    • A fraudulent competition with a predetermined winner.
    • In classical antiquity, a location, almost adorned by art, by which horse-races and chariot-races were run and ponies had been exercised: occasionally placed on a modern circus.
    • In displaying slang, a race or any other athletic contest for which it's arranged beforehand that a particular contestant shall win; a mock or deceptive battle.
    • a stadium for horse programs or horse races
  • verb:
    • To stage a baseball game to match gamblers.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to prepare competitions with predetermined winners.
  • others:
    • To perform races, equestrian, pedestrian, or aquatic, or any other competitions, where the result is prearranged by collusion amongst the managers while the participants, in order to make gain through betting, etc.: in allusion toward prearranged or perfunctory events in a hippodrome or circus.

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