Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “three-legged race”

three-legged race

noun [C]     /ˌθriːˈleɡ.ɪdˌreɪs/
a race in which the right leg of one person is tied to the left leg of another person, and the two people run together as if they had three legsMiscellaneous games and activities
(Definition of three-legged race noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of three-legged race

Translations of “three-legged race”

Word of the Day

altruistic

showing a wish to help or bring advantages to others, even if it results in disadvantage for yourself

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More