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cyclo-cross

[ sahy-kloh-kraws, -kros ]
/ ˈsaɪ kloʊˌkrɔs, -ˌkrɒs /
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noun
a bicycle race over a cross-country course, featuring steep hills, turns, and sometimes muddy terrain, that occasionally requires a rider to carry the bicycle over fences and up stairs.
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Origin of cyclo-cross

1950–55; cycle + -o- + cross(-country); cf. motocross
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British Dictionary definitions for cyclo-cross

cyclo-cross

noun
  1. a form of cycle race held over rough ground
  2. this sport
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