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egg-and-spoon race Line breaks: egg-and-spoon race

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Definition of egg-and-spoon race in English:


A race, typically run by children, in which each runner has to hold an egg balanced in a spoon.
Example sentences
  • Activities at the family day included beach cricket, sand castle building, sack races and egg-and-spoon races.
  • Maybe he felt like he was watching his son win the egg-and-spoon race at his school.
  • I was conditioned to think this from primary school, when I would always be jeered at and picked last for teams and relegated to the sack or egg-and-spoon races in the interschool athletics, and was once hit in the face with a softball.
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