cyclo-cross

noun
cy·​clo-cross | \ ˈsī-klə-ˌkrȯs How to pronounce cyclo-cross (audio) , -klō- \

Definition of cyclo-cross

: the sport of racing bicycles over rough terrain that usually requires carrying the bicycle over obstacles

First Known Use of cyclo-cross

1953, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cyclo-cross

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

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“Cyclo-cross.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyclo-cross. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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