hill climb

noun

Definition of hill climb

: a road race for automobiles or motorcycles in which competitors are individually timed up a hill

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Fortunately, day one started off relatively easy with one of the shortest mileages of the trip (about 29) and hill climbs that were challenging but not overwhelming. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "I Didn't Think I Liked Cycling—Until I Went on an Epic 239-Mile Trip," 11 July 2019 Cheered on by thick roadside crowds, Alaphilippe delivered the decisive blow on the Cote de Mutigny, the steepest of four notable hill climbs heading toward Epernay. John Leicester, courant.com, "Tour de France: Alaphilippe’s surprise attack earns yellow jersey," 8 July 2019 Above the house, a steep hill climbs to the rim of the valley, covered in tall grasses and oaks. Thomas Fuller, New York Times, "He Tried to Plug a Wasp Nest. He Ended Up Sparking California’s Biggest Wildfire.," 11 June 2019 Along with a concours of vehicles, the Festival of Speed is most known for their legendary hill climb event. Mara Balagtas, Condé Nast Traveler, "Great Drives: A European Tour in a Maserati Levante," 13 July 2018 This all seemed like an unnecessary luxury until an unfamiliar hill climb steepened suddenly. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "How bicycles have changed in the last 25 years," 10 Nov. 2018 The Touring also gets X-Mode system, designed to improve the car’s hill climbing and hill-descent performance. Dan Neil, WSJ, "2019 Subaru Forester: Do You Want Your Car to Spy on You?," 9 Nov. 2018 The hill climb is where hundreds of new and vintage cars, race cars, and motorcycles take to an uphill road course to compete for the fastest time throughout the duration of the weekend. Mara Balagtas, Condé Nast Traveler, "Great Drives: A European Tour in a Maserati Levante," 13 July 2018 In a hill climb, the competitors race one at a time against the clock. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "7:57:148—Volkswagen makes racing history with record-breaking electric race car," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of hill climb

1905, in the meaning defined above

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