grand prix[grän prē′, gran]
- any of a series of races involving formula cars and leading to an overall championship: often used attributively: the grand prix circuit
- any competitive event or, often, series of events: usually used as part of the title
Origin: from grand prix
Origin: Fr, great prize
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noun pl. Grand Prix
Origin: French, short for Grand Prix de Paris, originally an international horserace established in 1863 at Longchamp in Paris.