cy·​clo-cross ˈsī-klə-ˌkrȯs How to pronounce cyclo-cross (audio)
: the sport of racing bicycles over rough terrain that usually requires carrying the bicycle over obstacles

Word History


French, from cyclo + cross-country (from English)

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cyclo-cross was in 1953

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Cite this Entry

“Cyclo-cross.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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