Definition of drag strip in English:

drag strip


  • A straight, paved track or section of road used for drag racing.

    ‘A doctor with high hopes for his daughter, her father is none too pleased with her choice of ragamuffin boyfriend, who hangs out at ‘Thunder Road’, the notorious titular drag strip.’
    • ‘The incline at the end of the drag strip is used as the starting block.’
    • ‘But right now he's showing it to someone, using our street as a drag strip.’
    • ‘Why not build a simple drag strip, somewhere we can be left alone,’ Mr Cockrell said.’
    • ‘The primary problem is the limited track selection: six concrete tracks, three rally courses (five if you count their reversed counterparts), a mini course, and one drag strip.’
    • ‘Drag racing is another, but different example; the necessary conditions of racing where extracted from their initial space of emergence and reproduced as the drag strip: a commodified space of enthusiasm.’
    • ‘His films are elliptical and very intense, filled with lonely brooding characters desperately searching for connection, whether it is in the Utah desert or on a drag strip.’
    • ‘That will be a real drag strip of a circuit, that.’
    • ‘No, just an itty-bitty guy, equipped with a crank-up device that turns him loose on his own drag strip.’
    • ‘Many of my friends liked to work on cars and race them at the drag strip.’
    • ‘The humps stopped the parade from becoming a drag strip but cars sped up between them and created more noise.’
    • ‘I also wonder why the Police don't take a little more interest in the crazy farang who rent the huge chopper style motorcycles who use Soi Seven as a drag strip.’
    • ‘The track actually consists of 5 separate circuits, including a 2.5km oval and a 1.2km drag strip.’
    • ‘Yep, over the course of 105 minutes, Rock Star delivers all the twists and turns of a drag strip.’
    • ‘Complete novices have been converted into drag strip junkies.’
    • ‘Then we hit the road from Strensall for exactly four brazen minutes along a dead-straight drag strip length, with wide verges for refuge.’
    • ‘Exiting on to the drag strip full throttle is just a lot of fun and you're shooting up there.’
    • ‘You can see our staff at drag strips, circle tracks, road courses and the lakes too.’
    • ‘With five-eighths-mile drag strips on the front and back stretches, teams need to make the most of the aerodynamic abilities of the car.’
    • ‘The bulk of the facilities though are left unused, and particularly when this activity is peaking there is no one on these drag strips.’