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hydroplane

(Encyclopedia) hydroplane, small, high-powered racing boat designed to skim along the surface of the water. Its hull is so shaped that at high speeds the bow is tilted up out of the water, reducing the effect...

racing

(Encyclopedia) racing: see horse racing ; automobile racing ; track and field athletics ; dog racing ; for boat racing, see motorboating ; rowing ; and sailing ; and ...

race

(Encyclopedia) race, one of the group of populations regarded as constituting humanity. The differences that have historically determined the classification into races are predominantly physical aspects of ap...

automobile racing

(Encyclopedia) automobile racing, sport in which specially designed or modified automobiles race on any of various courses. Automobile racing originated in France in 1894 and appeared in the United States the...

horse racing

(Encyclopedia) horse racing, trials of speed involving two or more horses. It includes races among harnessed horses with one of two particular gaits, among saddled Thoroughbreds (or, less frequently, quarterh...

marathon race

(Encyclopedia) marathon race, long-distance foot race deriving its name from Marathon, Greece. According to legend, in 490 BC, Pheidippides, a runner from Marathon, carried news of victory over the Persians t...

bicycle racing

(Encyclopedia) bicycle racing or cycling, an internationally popular sport conducted on closed courses or the open road. Track racing takes place at a velodrome, usually a banked 1,093.6 ft (.333 km) o...