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cyclo-cross

[sahy-kloh-kraws, -kros] /ˈsaɪ kloʊˌkrɔs, -ˌkrɒs/
noun
1.
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.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; cycle + -o- + cross(country); cf. motocross
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British Dictionary definitions for cyclo-cross

cyclo-cross

noun
1.
  1. a form of cycle race held over rough ground
  2. this sport
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Encyclopedia Article for cyclo-cross

cross-country bicycle racing in open and usually quite rough country with riders often forced to dismount and carry their bicycles.

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