Definition of Relay race

1. Noun. A race between teams; each member runs or swims part of the distance.

Exact synonyms: Relay
Generic synonyms: Race
Specialized synonyms: Torch Race



Definition of Relay race

1. Noun. A sports contest, where the members of a team take turns e.g. swimming, running or skiing parts of a circuit and/or performing certain action. ¹

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Literary usage of Relay race

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1. Handbook of Athletic Games for Players, Instructors, and Spectators by Jessie Hubbell Bancroft, William Dean Pulvermacher (1916)
"A relay race is one in which the competitors are teams instead of individuals. There are different forms of relay races : (i) The track race here described, ..."

2. Outing (1893)
"By far the most exciting event of the evening was the Yale-Harvard relay race. In spite of the absence of Butterworth and Sanford, the two best runners at ..."

3. The Church at Play: A Manual for Directors of Social and Recreational Life by Norman Egbert Richardson (1922)
"All-Up relay race. 30. Potato Race. 31. Spin the Platter. 32. Cobbler, Cobbler, Mend My Shoe. 33. Baste the Beetle (Bear). 34. Two Deep. 35. ..."

4. One Hundred and Fifty Gymnastic Games by Ethel Perrin, Boston Normal School of Gymnastics (1902)
"Obstacle relay race. The players may be arranged either as in Single or in Double relay races. If as in the Double relay races, it is preferable for the A's ..."

5. Manual of Physical Training: Games and Mass Competitions by Charles Herbert Keene (1914)
"relay race (7, 8). Choose teams of equal numbers. The leader of each team makes a complete circuit of the building and touches the next on his side, ..."

6. Village Improvement by Parris Thaxter Farwell (1913)
"relay races: 440-Yard High School relay race —Boys over 14 years of age, 4 boys, ... 330-Yard Sunday School relay race—Open to members of Sunday School, ..."

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