: bicycle racing that resembles motocross with dirt tracks and jumps and the use of special heavy-duty bicycles

Examples of BMX in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Saturday is kids day at the ranch, with bubble-making, professional yo-yo competitors, face painting and BMX performances. The San Diego Union-Tribune Staff, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Mar. 2024 Willow Lane Athletic Complex, near the BMX track, 4623 W. Willow Lane • East end of Julia Davis Park near Broadway Avenue • The entrance to Boise Bicycle Project, 1027 S. Lusk St. • The north side of Whole Foods Market Boise, 401 S. Broadway Ave. Idaho Statesman, 31 Jan. 2024 First unveiled last fall, the group includes other athletes like LeBron James, BMX biker Nigel Sylvester, Belgian soccer player Romelu Lukaku and NFL stars Ja’Marr Chase and CeeDee Lamb. Tim Chan, Variety, 14 Mar. 2024 Gateway Green features a BMX stunt track, pump tracks, challenging downhill competition-style dirt courses, broad gravel roads and multiple singletrack trails. William Roberson, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2024 The event will feature local bands from Milwaukee and BMX and skateboarding accessories. Adrienne Davis, Journal Sentinel, 16 Feb. 2024 The air show anticipates adding to the event air racing, a nightly music festival over three days, wave pool surfing and BMX bowl competitions. Michael Slaten, Orange County Register, 25 Feb. 2024 There’s a larger-than-life photograph of Keys and Beatz in formal wear, posing with a BMX bike. Will Heinrich, New York Times, 7 Feb. 2024 Top athletes in men’s skateboarding, women’s skateboarding and BMX compete to secure their invitation to X Games Minneapolis. Michelle Jenkins, Idaho Statesman, 31 Jan. 2024

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Word History

Etymology

bicycle motocross + X as symbol for -cross

First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of BMX was in 1975

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Cite this Entry

“BMX.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/BMX. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

BMX

noun
ˌbē-(ˌ)em-ˈeks
: bicycle racing that is similar to motocross with dirt tracks and jumps and the use of special heavy-duty bicycles

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