en·​duro | \ in-ˈdu̇r-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce enduro (audio) , -ˈdyu̇r- \
plural enduros

Definition of enduro

: a long race (as for automobiles or motorcycles) stressing endurance rather than speed

Examples of enduro in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bike generally fought above its weight class but would occasionally pull a punch or two when it was thrown into fights more appropriate for enduro bikes. Zach White, Outside Online, 23 Apr. 2021 Cross-country and enduro racers will certainly benefit from Live Valve, which imposed a weight penalty of about five ounces on my setup but makes up for it with improved efficiency and speed. Kelly Bastone, Outside Online, 31 Dec. 2019 So were cruisers and choppers, enduro bikes, and trikes. Denise Coffey, courant.com, 19 Aug. 2019 That’s fast for a 15-kW, 3,000-rpm enduro-style bike weighing just under 150 lb. Jill Kiedaisch, Popular Mechanics, 8 Feb. 2019 Crankworx has free admission and features the world’s best enduro, downhill, and freestyle riders competing around the mountain. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, 18 May 2018 Brake levers are completely revamped with a new bracing point to improve rigidity and control, and a new enduro-specific pedal adds stability and contact area for sneaker-styles shoes. Aaron Gulley, Outside Online, 29 May 2018 Off-road, even with optional Pirelli Scorpion Rally tires, the Enduro won’t rail through the corners like a proper enduro racing bike, but the big front wheel and electronic systems do help the 500+ pound bike cope with rough terrain. Nick Goddard, Popular Mechanics, 24 Oct. 2018 That would probably require the ACO and FIA, which together write the rules for the French 24 hour enduro, to adopt the DPi class or find a way to balance it alongside the (now mostly privateer, non-hybrid) LMP1 class. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 5 June 2018

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First Known Use of enduro

1935, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for enduro

endurance + -o (Italian or Spanish masculine noun ending)

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“Enduro.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enduro. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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