Definition of velodrome in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈvɛlədrəʊm/


1A cycle-racing track, typically with steeply banked curves.
Example sentences
  • The track there is the busiest velodrome in the world and McGlynn sees no reason why a facility in Scotland wouldn't be just as popular.
  • Now, you're on the road rather than the velodrome, but is this still a bonus for Australian cycling?
  • White City Stadium, built for the London Games, included a velodrome, seating for over 68,000 spectators, and an unusually long 100-meter pool!
1.1A stadium containing a banked cycle-racing track.
Example sentences
  • At the velodrome there was a collective groan as Rob Hayles collided with a Dutch rider and clattered down the steep incline in an action replay of an incident which had ended his Olympic dream in Sydney.
  • We also organized a trip to a velodrome in London so that we could try something new.
  • Every ticket for the six days of competition in the Olympic velodrome has been bought, bucking the trend of sluggish sales.


Late 19th century: from French vélodrome, from vélo 'bicycle' + -drome (see -drome).

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