a race between vehicles to test their acceleration from a complete stop, esp. between specially designed cars on a short, straight course (drag strip)
A race between two cars to determine which can accelerate faster from a standstill.
Origin of drag raceFrom drag, an automobile (slang).
- drag racer
- drag racing
(plural drag races)
- A race in a car or on a motorcycle to determine the fastest vehicle. [from mid-20th c.]
- Did you watch the drag race on Sunday?