hill climb


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Built Wild's climax was a 38-degree hill climb and descent over a 22-foot-high steel hillock. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, 24 Sep. 2021 Back in June, the electric fan car completed the 1.16-mile Goodwood Festival of Speed hill climb in a record 39.08 seconds. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 20 Dec. 2022 The lightweight performance version of the German marque’s iconic sports car became the first street-legal vehicle to complete the famous hill climb in less than 10 minutes late last month. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 13 Oct. 2022 The sporty crossover completed the hill climb in 10:32.064, beating the previous mark by nearly 18 seconds. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 10 Aug. 2022 In the early 1900s, the Pasadena-Altadena hill climb drew drivers of cars with marques not seen on our streets for decades now: Franklin, Marmot, Pope-Toledo, Stoddard-Dayton. Los Angeles Times, 21 June 2022 At the annual hill climb, the Swedish company revealed that the EV based on its gorgeous Precept concept will be built on its 800-volt electric architecture and pack a dual motor powertrain. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 23 June 2022 There, cyclists begin congregating before sunrise to ride a 3.7-mile, 1,300-foot hill climb called Alto de Patios. New York Times, 23 May 2022 Fifty-two drivers and their crew had spent close to a month preparing for the annual time-attack hill climb near Colorado Springs. Austin Irwin, Car and Driver, 28 June 2021 See More

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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 26 Mar. 2023.

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