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
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)