en·​duro in-ˈdu̇r-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce enduro (audio)
plural enduros
: a long race (as for automobiles or motorcycles) stressing endurance rather than speed

Examples of enduro in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Built around an aluminum enduro frame with carbon components, the bike is lightweight yet sturdy and can make mincemeat of rocky terrain. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 10 Mar. 2023 Still, many modern enduro bikes have impressive pedaling performance, and if there’s terrain to warrant the extra travel they can certainly be taken out on extra-long missions. Mike Kazimer, Outside Online, 14 Feb. 2023 Everything from a new 8:7 large image sensor (great for capturing social content) to a long lasting cold-weather enduro battery make this camera the top dog. John Thompson, Men's Health, 2 Dec. 2022 And while the shorts are a heavier fabric, and are designed for more all-mountain enduro style riding or light-duty lift service, the breathability was ideal for summer riding conditions. Nikki Rohan, Outside Online, 14 Oct. 2022 But, clearly, Ducati never intended the TK-01RR Limited Edition to cater to the more hardcore end of the enduro MTB market. Michael Van Runkle, Robb Report, 11 Aug. 2022 On paper, the Tallboy’s geometry looks more like an enduro rig than a trail bike, with just 120 millimeters of suspension and a 130-millimeter fork. Josh Patterson, Outside Online, 18 May 2020 And an easier time going up the hill saves energy for more fun on the descent, where this e-enduro truly shines. Michael Van Runkle, Robb Report, 11 Aug. 2022 The Troy Lee Designs Stage ($300) also made a splash, as the lightest enduro helmet of the test. Scott Yorko, Outside Online, 7 July 2020 See More

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Word History


endurance + -o (Italian or Spanish masculine noun ending)

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of enduro was in 1935

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“Enduro.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enduro. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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