Olympic-size

Olympic-size
/euh lim"pik suyz', oh lim"-/, adj.
1. of the dimensions or length prescribed for the Olympic Games and other major athletic competitions: an Olympic-size speed-skating oval.
2. (of a swimming pool) having a length of 55 yds. (50 m) and a width of at least 23 yds. (21 m). Also, Olympic-sized.
[1965-70]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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