pace car

pace car
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [peys kahr]
    • /peɪs kɑr/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [peys kahr]
    • /peɪs kɑr/

Definitions of pace car words

  • noun pace car (in auto racing) an automobile that leads the competing cars through a pace lap or laps and leaves the course before the actual start of the race. 1
  • noun pace car an official starter's car that leads the competing race cars around the track for one lap (pace lap) before moving off the track 0

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Origin of pace car

First appearance:

before 1960
One of the 3% newest English words
First recorded in 1960-65

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Parts of speech for Pace car


pace car popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 53% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 57% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

pace car usage trend in Literature

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