a rodeo event, usually for women, in which a horse and rider must race in a zigzag pattern around three barrels, competing for the fastest time.
bar•rel-racePronunciation: (bar'ul-rās"), [key]
—v.i., -raced, -rac•ing.
to compete in a barrel race.
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