au·​to·​cross ˈȯ-tō-ˌkrȯs How to pronounce autocross (audio)
: an automobile gymkhana

Examples of autocross in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ford let journalists try new EcoBoosts on Los Angeles roads and a simple autocross course. Sam Smith, Car and Driver, 24 July 2023 While trying to fine-tune my lap times at the autocross circuit, my mind kept wandering back to the golfers at The Masters, each trying to hone in on their perfect swing over four long days of competition. Michael Van Runkle, Robb Report, 18 Apr. 2023 Finally, Mercedes took us over to a short autocross circuit in the impressive AMG 45S version of the A-Class compact four-door. Michael Van Runkle, Robb Report, 18 Apr. 2023 As part of the day’s drive with the Ariya, Nissan took us to Sonoma Raceway and set up a small autocross course outlined with orange cones. Roberto Baldwin, The Verge, 20 Mar. 2023 To show off these capabilities, Nissan set up a small autocross course, including a spot where we were instructed to floor the accelerator with the wheel turned hard to the left—generally not good driving practice. Stephen Edelstein, Ars Technica, 16 Mar. 2023 The events include exhibitions, cruises and a competitive autocross series. Dallas News, 15 Sep. 2022 Its 40,000-mile test has only just begun, and the Civic Si has already competed in its first autocross and traveled to an IMSA Endurance Cup race. Marc Urbano, Car and Driver, 22 July 2022 With fully defeatable stability control and the optional electronically locking differential, the 230i would be blast on an autocross course. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, 31 May 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1956, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of autocross was in 1956

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Cite this Entry

“Autocross.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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