snow·​board·​cross | \ ˈsnō-ˌbȯrd-ˌkrȯs How to pronounce snowboardcross (audio) \

Definition of snowboardcross

: a snowboard race that includes jumps and turns

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At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, 34 percent of the snowboardcross racers suffered injuries, according to an analysis of injuries reported during the Games. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "Anchorage snowboarder Rosie Mancari’s Olympics end with training accident," 14 Feb. 2018 In snowboardcross, Olympic silver medalist Lindsey Jacobellis made her fourth team while Faye Gulini made her third team. Rachel Axon, USA TODAY, "2018 Winter Olympics: With most snowboarding spots locked up, big names miss U.S. team," 23 Jan. 2018 Lindsey Jacobellis led for much of the final in snowboardcross, but was passed not once, not twice, but three times to finish fourth. Barry Svrluga, The Seattle Times, "For Team USA, it’s not quite a medal drought, but it’s certainly no Olympic reign," 18 Feb. 2018 After winning Olympic bronze in snowboardcross in Sochi, Alex Deibold thought the same. Rachel Axon, USA TODAY, "Medals are nice, but sometimes not enough for Olympic athletes seeking sponsors," 20 Dec. 2017 Brenna Huckaby 21-year-old who lives in Salt Lake City Huckaby started snowboarding in 2013 and won her first world title nearly two years later in snowboardcross. Rachel Axon And Roxanna Scott, USA TODAY, "Seven athletes you need to know before Pyeongchang Winter Games," 1 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of snowboardcross

1996, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for snowboardcross

snowboard + -cross (as in motocross)

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