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motocross

[moh-toh-kraws, -kros] /ˈmoʊ toʊˌkrɔs, -ˌkrɒs/
noun
1.
a timed motorcycle race over a closed course consisting of a winding dirt trail with hills, jumps, sharp turns, and often muddy terrain.
Origin
< French: equivalent to moto(cycle) motorcycle + cross(-country) cross-country
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British Dictionary definitions for motocross

motocross

/ˈməʊtəˌkrɒs/
noun
1.
a motorcycle race across very rough ground
2.
another name for rallycross See also autocross
Word Origin
C20: from moto(r) + cross(-country)
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Word Origin and History for motocross

also moto-cross, by 1956, from motorcycle + cross-country.

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