Definition of audax in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɔːdaks/

noun (plural audaxes)

A type of long-distance road cycling event in which participants must navigate a route within a specified period of time: the Essex Lanes 106 km audax
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  • I very much enjoyed our first proper audax, in glorious weather back in October.
  • Yates is an intrepid adventurer and long-distance audax freak.
  • My 100 mile audax runs over Dartmoor one way and returns on a different route.


Via French from Italian (apparently originally with reference to a ride from Rome to Naples first held in 1897), from Latin audax, audac- 'bold, daring' (see audacious).

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