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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The team is currently testing additional models and is expanding to look at those designed for mountain biking and bike motocross, or BMX. Alan Levin, chicagotribune.com, "Bicyclists' injury risk seen doubled if they lack latest helmets," 28 June 2018 The team is currently testing additional models and is expanding to look at those designed for mountain biking and bike motocross, or BMX. Alan Levin, chicagotribune.com, "Bicyclists' injury risk seen doubled if they lack latest helmets," 28 June 2018 The venue will undergo a multimillion-dollar redesign that will include BMX motocross runs on the stage and throughout the theater. Jay Jones, latimes.com, "Travis Pastrana-style daredevil show will make Bally's its new home," 10 July 2018 The team is currently testing additional models and is expanding to look at those designed for mountain biking and bike motocross, or BMX. Alan Levin, chicagotribune.com, "Bicyclists' injury risk seen doubled if they lack latest helmets," 28 June 2018 During driver introductions, Deegan, the daughter of freestyle motocross legend Brian Deegan, was handed a cap and gown to wear over her racing fire suit and then presented with her diploma. John Smallwood, Philly.com, "Just graduated from high school, Hailie Deegan now focuses on a career in NASCAR," 27 June 2018 The team is currently testing additional models and is expanding to look at those designed for mountain biking and bike motocross, or BMX. Alan Levin, chicagotribune.com, "Bicyclists' injury risk seen doubled if they lack latest helmets," 28 June 2018 Seen: Video of motocross star Eli Tomac (the son of Mountain Bike Hall of Famer John) stuffing the front wheel of his machine so hard that the twisting action of the handlebars dislocated one shoulder to the anterior and the second to the posterior. Marc Peruzzi, Outside Online, "19 Lessons I Learned from Extreme Sports Pros," 25 June 2018 With 10 medals, Brian Deegan is the most decorated freestyle motocross rider in the history of the X-Games. John Smallwood, Philly.com, "Just graduated from high school, Hailie Deegan now focuses on a career in NASCAR," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of motocross

1951, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for motocross

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

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motocross

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English Language Learners Definition of motocross

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

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