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motocross

[ moh-toh-kraws, -kros ]
/ ˈmoʊ toʊˌkrɔs, -ˌkrɒs /
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noun
a timed motorcycle race over a closed course consisting of a winding dirt trail with hills, jumps, sharp turns, and often muddy terrain. Abbreviation: MX
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Origin of motocross

First recorded in 1945–50; from French: equivalent to moto(rcycle) + cross(-country)

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British Dictionary definitions for motocross

motocross
/ (ˈməʊtəˌkrɒs) /

noun
a motorcycle race across very rough ground
another name for rallycross See also autocross

Word Origin for motocross

C20: from moto (r) + cross (-country)
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