Definition of enduro in US English:


Pronunciation /inˈd(y)o͝orō//enˈd(y)o͝orō/


  • A long-distance race, especially for motor vehicles, motorcycles, or bicycles, typically over rough terrain, designed to test endurance.

    • ‘The event is run similar to a motocross enduro; one team member completes a lap followed by the next.’
    • ‘It was an enduro that had a high range and a low range, one for street and one for dirt.’
    • ‘The 250-mile enduro to be held under the lights of Phoenix International Raceway is set to start the evening of April 10.’
    • ‘Two types of karts can be built: sprint and enduro.’
    • ‘Riding enduros can take a lot of dedication and time, but it is hugely rewarding and there is a real sense of camaraderie among competitors.’
    • ‘Besides the thrill of great mountain bike enduros, Oldfield has struck up and cemented firm friendships with the elite of the mountain bike world.’
    • ‘The Jamboree, as it is known, is a single speed stage race in the spirit of the bike enduro.’


1950s: from endurance + the informal suffix -o.