Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A cross-country motorcycle race over a closed course of rough terrain with steep hills and sharp curves. Also called scramble.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A form of off-road motorbike racing.
  • n. An event where such racing takes place

Etymologies

French moto-cross : moto, motorcycle (short for motocyclette, from moto-, motor, from moteur, from Latin mōtor, mover; see motor) + English cross(-country).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French, a macaronic blend of moto, from motocyclette ("motorcycle") and English cross-country (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I always wanted to be successful in motocross racing, but it didn't go my way so I went to BMX racing.

    Laid back Cisar looking for ride of his life at trials

  • His failure to succeed in motocross as Palmer had in mountain biking, the X Games (six gold medals), snowboarding (five world championships) and business (Palmer Snowboards and the multi-million dollar-selling Shaun Palmer's Pro Snowboarder video game) gnawed at his insides for years.

    USATODAY.com - Going downhill fast and sober

  • Guerrero, however, said that wouldn't be possible without several years of planning because there are more regulations and considerations for a long-term motocross track.

    Lahontan Valley News - Top Stories

  • McIvor thinks the Crazy Canucks may be one of the reasons that the Canadian team has so quickly embraced a style of racing that is sometimes described as motocross on snow, where the participants liken themselves to fighter pilots.

    The Shad Plank

  • The recovering Rahlves, meanwhile, retired after the 2006 Games in Turin, his third, but was tempted back into competition when he saw ski cross, described as motocross on skis.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • Sweat said several other events, such as motocross and a wedding reception, are already scheduled, and hopefully bull riding and other events will be confirmed soon.

    The Times-Journal: News

  • Sweat said several other events, such as motocross and a wedding reception, are already scheduled,

    The Times-Journal: News

  • Other dirt track racing such as motocross could also benefit from successful trials with TrackMoist, A Speedway Prep website will be launched prior to the start of the race season.

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  • Its impossible to train your dog if you are taking he or she away from more fun (playing with kids, cat, toys, etc.) to a field full of rabbits, birds (turkeys), deer, motocross, etc.

    Does Your Pup Have What It Takes?

  • For 2009, KTM is offering two new machines in its lineup – a 450 SX and 505 SX, two motocross-inspired ATVs.

    Quad 2009 ATV Buyers Guide

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