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der·by  audio  (dûrb; British därb) KEY 

NOUN:
pl. der·bies
  1. Sports Any of various annual horseraces, especially for three-year-olds.
  2. Sports A formal race usually having an open field of contestants: a motorcycle derby.
  3. A stiff felt hat with a round crown and a narrow, curved brim.

ETYMOLOGY:
After Edward Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby (1752-1834), founder of the English Derby


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