- track and field
a sport performed indoors or outdoors and made up of several events, as running, pole-vaulting, shot-putting, and broad-jumping.
* * *or athleticsVariety of sport competitions held on a running track and on the adjacent field.It is the oldest form of organized sports, having been a part of the ancient Olympic Games from с 776 BC to AD 393. Modern events include various sprint and middle-and long-distance races, relay races, hurdling, steeplechase, high jump, pole vault, long jump, triple jump, shot put, discus throw, hammer throw, javelin throw, decathlon, pentathlon, and heptathlon. Cross-country running, marathons, and speed walking, which are rarely held on a track, are usually considered adjuncts of track-and-field athletics. Events are held indoors and outdoors, and records are kept separately; some events are modified or eliminated for indoor competition.
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track´-and-field´ — track and field, the sports or events of running, jumping, vaulting, and throwing, as a group. A track and field meet includes races and the pole vault, shot put, high jump, and long jump, on a field, usually in the center of the track. –track´… … Useful english dictionary
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track and field — n. a series of contests in running, jumping, shot putting, etc. performed on a track and on a FIELD (n. 11b) track and field adj … English World dictionary
track and field — track′ and field′ n. spo a sport performed indoors or outdoors and made up of several events, as running, pole vaulting, shot putting, and broad jumping track′ and field′, adj … From formal English to slang
track and field — n [U] sports such as running and jumping British Equivalent: athletics … Dictionary of contemporary English
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track-and-field — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective : of, relating to, or being a sport performed on a running track or on the field usually encircled by it see track 8; compare field event * * * /trak euhn feeld /, adj. of, pertaining to, or participating in the sports of … Useful english dictionary
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