Share this entry

Share this page

torch relay

Line breaks: torch relay

Definition of torch relay in English:

noun

An event during which a ceremonial torch is carried on a designated route by a succession of torchbearers: the Olympic flame will travel to Britain for a 70-day torch relay covering 8,000 miles
More example sentences
  • Organisers estimate that nine million people have turned out to see the torch relay since it started on 18 May.
  • The Olympic torch relay from Olympia in Greece to Sydney in Australia was the largest and longest since the first torch relay was organised for the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.
  • Events have already been planned around the 2002 torch relay that will kick off Dec. 4 in Atlanta and wind up in Salt Lake City on Feb. 8, 2002.

Definition of torch relay in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tenebrous
Pronunciation: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure