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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a race in which all contestants start from scratch (on equal terms);


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scratch \Scratch\, a. Made, done, or happening by chance; arranged with little or no preparation; determined by circumstances; haphazard; as, a scratch team; a scratch crew for a boat race; a scratch shot in billiards. [Slang] [1913 Webster] Scratch race, one without restrictions regarding the entrance of competitors; also, one for which the competitors are chosen by lot. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

scratch race n 1: a race in which all contestants start from scratch (on equal terms)