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noun [C] uk   /ˈfɜː.lɒŋ/ us    /ˈfɝː.lɑːŋ/
a unit of length equal to 201 metres or 1/8 mile, used especially in horse racing: a five-furlong raceMeasurements of length and distanceHorse racingHorse riding
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