way, below. Race cup, a cup given as a prize to the victor in a race. Race glass, a kind of
field glass. Race horse. (a) A horse that runs in competition; specifically, a horse bred or kept for
running races. (b) A breed of horses remarkable for swiftness in running. (c) (Zoöl.) The steamer
duck. (d) (Zoöl.) A mantis. Race knife, a cutting tool with a blade that is hooked at the point, for
marking outlines, on boards or metals, as by a pattern, used in shipbuilding. Race saddle, a
light saddle used in racing. Race track. Same as Race course (a), above. Race way, the
canal for the current that drives a water wheel.
(Race), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Raced (rast); p. pr. & vb. n. Racing ]
1. To run swiftly; to contend in a race; as, the animals raced over the ground; the ships raced from port
2. (Steam Mach.) To run too fast at times, as a marine engine or screw, when the screw is lifted out of
water by the action of a heavy sea.
(Race), v. t.
1. To cause to contend in a race; to drive at high speed; as, to race horses.
2. To run a race with.
(Ra*ce"mate) n. (Chem.) A salt of racemic acid.
(Rac`e*ma"tion) n. [L. racematio a gleaning, fr. racemari to glean, racemus a cluster of
grapes. See Raceme.]
1. A cluster or bunch, as of grapes. Sir T. Browne.
2. Cultivation or gathering of clusters of grapes. [R.] Bp. Burnet.
Compound raceme, one having the lower pedicels developed into secondary racemes.
(Ra*ceme") n. [L. racemus a bunch of berries, a cluster of grapes. See Raisin.] (Bot.) A
flower cluster with an elongated axis and many one-flowered lateral pedicels, as in the currant and chokecherry.