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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Sharing space with that first Greeves were dozens of early motocross bikes made by Husqvarna, CZ, Maico, Bultaco, Montessa, BSA, Triumph, Matchless and other marques.
Electric motors also provide gobs of torque, a big plus in motocross riding.
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Origin and Etymology of motocross
French, from moto motorcycle (short for motocyclette) + cross-country, from English
First Known Use: 1951
MOTOCROSS Defined for English Language Learners
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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