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motocross

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noun mo·to·cross \ˈmō-tō-ˌkrȯs\

Simple Definition of motocross

  • : the sport of racing motorcycles over a rough course with many hills, sharp turns, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of motocross

  1. :  a closed-course motorcycle race over natural or simulated rough terrain (as with steep inclines, hairpin turns, and mud); also :  the sport of engaging in motocross races

Origin and Etymology of motocross

French, from moto motorcycle (short for motocyclette) + cross-country, from English


First Known Use: 1951


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