drag racing

Form of motor racing in which two contestants race side by side from a standing start over a straight quarter-mile strip of pavement. Winners go on to compete against others in their class until only one is left undefeated. There are three main classes of vehicle: (1) the Top Fuel Eliminator (called a “rail” or “slingshot”), a lightweight, long-chassied vehicle with wide rear tires that is fueled by a special mixture, such as methanol and nitromethane; (2) the “funny car,” a high-performance copy of a late-model production car that uses special fuel; and (3) the standard production car, a modified version of a gasoline-powered production car. The Top Fuel class is the fastest, followed by the funny car. Drag racing is most popular in the U.S.

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In science


  • Park drag, a type of carriage
  • Police drag, a small dredge used to recover objects or bodies lost in shallow water
  • Drag, in agriculture, a heavy type of harrow (tool), used to break up soil
  • In computing, to hold down a mouse button while moving the mouse, as in drag-and-drop

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In music

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Other uses

  • Drag (clothing), slang for any costume, but particularly for clothes which do not match one's gender identity
    • Drag king, mostly female identified people who dress and perform as males
    • Drag queen, mostly male identified people who dress and perform as females
  • Drag, Norway, a village in Tysfjord municipality, Nordland, Norway

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