One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A long-distance race, especially for motor vehicles, motorcycles, or bicycles, typically over rough terrain, designed to test endurance.
- ‘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 event is run similar to a motocross enduro; one team member completes a lap followed by the next.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.
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