Definition of Scratch race

1. Noun. A race in which all contestants start from scratch (on equal terms).

Generic synonyms: Race

Lexicographical Neighbors of Scratch Race

scratch along
scratch and sniff
scratch awl
scratch card
scratch cards
scratch made
scratch one's head
scratch out
scratch pad
scratch paper
scratch papers
scratch race (current term)
scratch reflex
scratch sheet
scratch someone's back
scratch team
scratch test
scratch that
scratch the surface
scratch together
scratch up

Literary usage of Scratch race

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Hunt's Yachting Magazine (1859)
"... and in the course of the afternoon, a scratch race wag got up in its place between the Champion and Sturgeon of Yarmouth, six-oared double banked gigs, ..."

2. Outing; Sport, Adventure, Travel, Fiction by Poultney Bigelow, James Henry Worman, Ben James Worman, Caspar Whitney, Albert Britt (1884)
"The four-mile imitation scratch-race was the event of the day, England's fastest men competing. CE Liles won the first heat in 12.33^, FES Perry the second, ..."

3. The New Hazell Annual and Almanack (1887)
"Several record's were made at this gigantic gathering, which attracted cyclists from all quarters of the globe. The five miles scratch race for the ..."

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