BMX

noun
\ ˌbē-(ˌ)em-ˈeks How to pronounce BMX (audio) \

Definition of BMX

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

First Known Use of BMX

1975, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for BMX

bicycle motocross + X as symbol for -cross

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“BMX.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/BMX. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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