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Definition of relay noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(also relay race) a race between teams in which each member of the team runs or swims one section of the race the 4 × 100 meter relay a relay team the sprint relay
  2. 2a fresh set of people or animals that take the place of others that are tired or have finished a period of work Rescuers worked in relays to save the trapped miners. The wagons were pulled by relays of horses.
  3. 3an electronic device that receives radio or television signals and sends them on again with greater strength a relay station

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