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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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 Instea, the team has written software for the hill climb that relies on lidar laser sensors for real-time environment perception. Jack Stewart, WIRED, "A Racing Robocar Takes On England's Swankiest Track," 7 July 2018 That’s double and triple the original price of $1,495, which was in itself a steep hill climb for a Wi-Fi speaker. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Bang & Olufsen puts five unique BeoSound 1 speakers up for auction," 3 July 2018 This model has competed in a string of racing disciplines, including hill climbs, track races and long-distance road rallies. Fox News, "Classic 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO sold for record $70 million," 1 June 2018 Consequently, the hill climb has become a venue where electric power can take on the internal combustion engine without artificial handicapping. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "This electric car could set a new record to the top of Pikes Peak this year," 19 Mar. 2018

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1905, in the meaning defined above

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