Definition of motocross in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmōdōˌkrôs/ Pronunciation: /ˈmōdōˌkräs/


Cross-country racing on motorcycles.
Example sentences
  • Barrett's initial racing experience came in motocross.
  • Considered one of America's up-and-coming drivers, the 20 year-old Jaskol started his career in motocross at the age of nine.
  • Fernandez began racing in motocross when he was 8 years old.



Example sentences
  • Sadly, four-wheelers and motocrossers are our allies in maintaining access to the best trails on earth.
  • If there were such a thing as Motorcycle Protection Agency, the 125 cc motocrossers we were testing would be on its list of endangered species.
  • These high-profile victories were to signal the coming of a new era of 4-stroke motocrossers.


1950s: via French from motor + cross.

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Syllabification: mo·to·cross

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