su·​per·​cross | \ ˈsü-pər-ˌkrȯs How to pronounce supercross (audio) \

Definition of supercross

: a motorcycle race held in a stadium on a dirt track having hairpin turns and high jumps

Examples of supercross in a Sentence

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,, "Motocross Star Ryan Dungey Helps 9-Year-Old Boy Take His First Steps After Cancer Treatment," 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,, "Evel Knievel Rides Again! Travis Pastrana Completes 3 of Daredevil's Most Famous Jumps," 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,, "Motocross racer ‘Jimmy D’ makes the case for his sport," 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, "The Son and the Heir: Riding Harley-Davidson’s Latest Factory Flat-Tracker, the XG750R," 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, "Supercross champ Ryan Dungey not ready to retire yet, will race in Anaheim on Saturday," 4 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of supercross

1983, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for supercross

super- + motocross

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“Supercross.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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