hill climb


Definition of hill climb

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

Examples of hill climb in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sadie Maubet Bjornsen and Rosie Brennan wrapped up the Tour de Ski on a high note Sunday – and not just because the punishing ski series ends with a brutal hill climb up an alpine ski slope in Italy. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "Maubet Bjornsen, Brennan crack top 15 in final Tour de Ski standings," 6 Jan. 2020 The Jackpine Gypsies and founder J.C. Pappy Hoel began the Sturgis motorcycle rally in 1938 and have hosted motorcycle races, hill climbs, motocross and other events. USA TODAY, "Ollie the camel, cactus-juice walls, Can-Am Crown: News from around our 50 states," 2 Mar. 2020 Choices include musical-themed rides, hill climbs and rides with a live DJ. Hilary Potkewitz, WSJ, "Fitness Apps That Find a Way to Stick Around," 29 Jan. 2020 Depending on the workout, the treadmill portion might include a combination of sprints, hill climbs, and steady-state endurance running. Alexa Tucker, SELF, "8 Things You Should Know Before Your First Orangetheory Class," 4 Dec. 2019 The area of the closure is the hill climbing out of the Mill Creek Valley after the Hopple Street Viaduct to English Woods and beyond. Chris Mayhew, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati traffic: Westside sewer project will snarl major thoroughfare for two weeks," 13 Nov. 2019 Approximately 500 cyclists turned out for the 11th annual Ride to the Barns on Saturday, many of them taking on the challenging hill climbs totaling nearly 2,000 feet of the 60-mile ride, while others opted for the 30-mile ride. Lori Nickel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Chin Up: Ride to the Barns is everything cyclists love - hills, scenic rides, excellent food and a great cause," 19 Aug. 2019 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

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First Known Use of hill climb

1905, in the meaning defined above

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“Hill climb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hill%20climb. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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