motocross

noun mo·to·cross \ ˈmō-tō-ˌkrȯs \

Definition of motocross

:a closed-course motorcycle race over natural or simulated rough terrain (as with steep inclines, hairpin turns, and mud); also :the sport of engaging in motocross races

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Origin and Etymology of motocross

French, from moto motorcycle (short for motocyclette) + cross-country, from English


MOTOCROSS Defined for English Language Learners

motocross

noun

Definition of motocross for English Language Learners

  • : the sport of racing motorcycles over a rough course with many hills, sharp turns, etc.


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