supercross

noun

su·​per·​cross ˈsü-pər-ˌkrȯs How to pronounce supercross (audio)
: a motorcycle race held in a stadium on a dirt track having hairpin turns and high jumps

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Thanks to Gabe, the whole supercross-motocross community is getting behind it, for a cause bigger than racing dirt bikes. Rachel Desantis, PEOPLE.com, 25 Sep. 2019 Pastrana — who has won several X Games gold medals for supercross, motocross, and freestyle motocross — performed the stunts during the History Channel’s Evel Live event. Lindsay Kimble, PEOPLE.com, 9 July 2018 Instead of dirt tracks, supercross takes place in stadiums and arenas, and includes stunt jumps of up to 70 feet — the distance of two school buses parked end to end. Cindy Atoji Keene, BostonGlobe.com, 12 Apr. 2018 With the American dominance of road racing in the 1980s, paired with the ascendence of motocross and supercross, flat track fell off a cliff. Davey G. Johnson, Car and Driver, 22 Sep. 2017 The melding of Dungey, general manager Roger DeCoster, trainer Aldon Baker and KTM, which had never won an American supercross title until two years ago, has been a hit. Orange County Register, 4 Jan. 2017

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Word History

Etymology

super- + motocross

First Known Use

1983, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of supercross was in 1983

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Cite this Entry

“Supercross.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supercross. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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