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 Does a hill climb count if a car doesn’t even make it off the base of the hill? Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 12 July 2024 The brand’s vehicles completed 32 successful hill climbs. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 28 July 2023 Roll is merely in his sixties, and declares his youth by pre-riding many of the hill climbs on the morning of the stage, the better to describe the pain the racers are about to endure. Bill McKibben, The New Yorker, 20 July 2023 The ride began with a 30-second-long hill climb up 203 terrifying feet, followed by four seconds of free fall. Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi, Discover Magazine, 19 Apr. 2023 The concept also has a new power-regen system that boosts efficiency, as well as a new hill climb mode that makes conquering rough terrain even easier. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 30 Mar. 2023 The inverter was struggling, and the TesTen couldn’t make it up the first sandy hill climb. Emme Hall, The Verge, 24 Feb. 2023 Drivers battle the open desert full of whoops, soft sand, and steep hill climbs that challenge even the quickest of cars. Emme Hall, The Verge, 24 Feb. 2023 The first stage was a time trial at Moose Run on June 14, the second was a hill climb on Potter Drive on June 16, the third was a criterium race at Gruening Middle School on the June 21, and the final stage was a road race on Ruff Road on JBER on June 23. Josh Reed, Anchorage Daily News, 29 June 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hill climb was in 1905

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“Hill climb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hill%20climb. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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