au·​to·​sport ˈȯ-tō-ˌspȯrt How to pronounce autosport (audio)
plural autosports
: a sport that involves driving or racing automotive vehicles : motorsport
His [the horse's] owner, Isabelle de Tomaso, is a daughter of the famed Haskell racing family but made her own name in the world of Italian autosports.Childs Walker
often used before another noun
an autosport event
the autosports market
The store will help the auto enthusiast win, enjoy, and dominate in their autosport endeavors.Chicago Daily Herald
That may be scoffed at by German autosport purists, who prefer top speeds at 150 mph and higher ….Jack Lesar

Examples of autosport in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Similarly, in autosport, Formula-E has adopted the many traits of its Formula-1 older cousin providing the thrill of high-performance racing without the love-it-or-hate-it, deafening sound of motor racing. Alfred Poor, Forbes, 25 July 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of autosport was in 1904

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Cite this Entry

“Autosport.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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