Definition of hippodrome in English:
1 [as name] A theater or other performance venue: “Tuna Does Vegas” is ending this week at the Waco Hippodrome
More example sentences
- She also assumes that, as a teen-ager, Menken may have honed her equestrian skills by playing in hippodrome shows in Texas and Louisiana.
- First popular were Hagenbeck's Dancing Bears, Red Indian displays, and the hippodrome (horse races).
- By 1890, their vast big top contained three rings, two stages, a peripheral hippodrome track, and space for ten thousand spectators.
2(In ancient Greece or Rome) a course for chariot or horse races.
- The most popular entertainments were the theater, frequently denounced by the clergy for nudity and immorality, and the races at the hippodrome.
- Both these treaties are shown on the base of the obelisk of Theodosius, erected in the hippodrome at Constantinople in 390, as triumphs of Roman arms.
- Chariot races staged in the hippodrome - always a crowd-pleaser - opened the games.
Definition of hippodrome in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.