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pace car

 (pās)
n.
A usually high-performance automobile that leads a group of competing cars through the pace lap of a race but does not participate in the race.

pace′ car`

(peɪs)
n.
a car that leads the competing cars through a pace lap and leaves the course before the race begins.
[1960–65]
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Noun1.pace car - a high-performance car that leads a parade of competing cars through the pace lap and then pulls off the coursepace car - a high-performance car that leads a parade of competing cars through the pace lap and then pulls off the course
auto racing, car racing - the sport of racing automobiles
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
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