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

Examples of supercross in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web We are also joined on the ride by Yamaha ambassadors and former motocross and supercross champions Damon Bradshaw and Ryan Villopot. Bill Roberson, Robb Report, 3 Jan. 2024 Sign-ups start at 3:30 p.m. Monday Hobby Works Radio Controlled Supercross: 11 a.m. at MTA Grandstand Alaska’s best radio control drivers compete in high-speed action on a supercross course with 1/8 or 1/10 scale cars. Chris Bieri, Anchorage Daily News, 30 Aug. 2023 What’s In a Name Before we get started, one big distinction to make is the difference between supercross and motocross. Matt Crisara, Popular Mechanics, 21 June 2023 The track is owned by motocross and supercross racing star Axell Hodges, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported in 2021. Caleb Lunetta, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 June 2023 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

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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 14 Jun. 2024.

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