au·​to·​cross | \ ˈȯ-tō-ˌkrȯs How to pronounce autocross (audio) , ˈä-tō- \

Definition of autocross

: an automobile gymkhana

Examples of autocross in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even though the ML55 AMG is bound to lose to a Lexus GS400 and a BMW 5-series if challenged at an autocross, the ML55 is still an excellent combination of performance. Bradley Nevin, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2000 Mercedes-Benz ML55 Brings AMG into the SUV Fold," 3 June 2020 Sure, the route from my backyard parking spot to the street is a sort of low-speed autocross course. Daniel Pund, Car and Driver, "Tin Ears: Porsche is Listening," 30 May 2020 Etherington has been racing for 25 years with the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), an auto club that sanctions road racing, rallies, and autocross. Gwen Moran, Fortune, "5 Leadership Lessons From a Partner at Deloitte Who Races Cars in Her Spare Time," 22 Nov. 2019 Subiefest Midwest Subaru might have the most loyal and rabid following, especially among young men, and Subiefest Midwest gathers them for a one-day car show and autocross with giveaways and all ages family fun. Robert Duffer,, "From Subiefest to the Ford Model T, cool car events spin through Chicagoland this weekend," 5 July 2018 The facilities on hand are at the highest level for race circuits, and with an endless list of extra activities such as autocross and karting for the whole family, Autobahn is certainly the go-to track for any speed-loving Chicagoan. Michael Whiteley,, "In the name of speed: Autobahn Country Club lets Chicagoans be hooligans," 20 July 2017 There’s an indoor car show, a burnout competition, the Goodguys autocross, the Nitro Thunderfest Dragster exhibition, a special indoor low-rider display, live music and entertainment, arts and crafts for kids, food and more. Lisa Deaderick,, "Top weekend events: Branford Marsalis, California Ballet Company 'The Great Gatsby,' Julian Gold Rush Days," 6 Apr. 2018 The Formula Hybrid Competition stresses maximize performance in three different areas: acceleration, autocross and endurance. Tony Borroz, WIRED, "Hybrids Hit the Track," 8 May 2009

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First Known Use of autocross

1956, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for autocross

auto + motocross

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“Autocross.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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