Definition of motocross in English:



  • Cross-country racing on motorcycles.

    • ‘He told me all about his dirt bike and how he did a lot of motocross.’
    • ‘Fernandez began racing in motocross when he was 8 years old.’
    • ‘Freestyle motocross is all the rage in Europe and the US at the moment.’
    • ‘He started his professional career in motocross, aged just six, but before long he started concentrating on freestyle tricks, the bigger the better.’
    • ‘It costs £20 to use the track, which was designed and built by former British motocross champion Greg Hanson.’
    • ‘Dean, 26, has had three years in British Superbike, World Superbike, Endurance and Supersport and motocross.’
    • ‘A couple of years ago we discovered that we shared a secret desire to try motocross.’
    • ‘Then I got into racing motocross and skateboarding.’
    • ‘The second of these eight national motocross races is set for February 13, at the Mindolo Track in Kitwe.’
    • ‘The foreign riders will slug it out against Zambia's motocross champion David Reeve and top quad driver Charles Cox.’
    • ‘Although ironically he has never raced at Mondello, this determined former motocross champion is looking forward to the challenge of racing in front of his home crowd.’
    • ‘First of all, I had been doing motocross for a while, even though I wasn't allowed to, being underage and all.’
    • ‘While they'd spent the weekend, glued to the TV I'd been away at some distant town racing motocross.’
    • ‘However she has also distinguished herself in action-packed sports as diverse as downhill mountain biking, motocross, supercross and skydiving.’
    • ‘Considered one of America's up-and-coming drivers, the 20 year-old Jaskol started his career in motocross at the age of nine.’
    • ‘A former BMX enthusiast, Moore switched to motocross a couple of years ago and he has since taken on gradually more difficult tasks.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, when performance suffers in motocross, it's not just your placing that takes a beating.’
    • ‘He has no previous race experience other than competing in schoolboy motocross some years ago.’
    • ‘Considering that motocross is arguably the most physically demanding sport in the world, this isn't normal.’
    • ‘Barrett's initial racing experience came in motocross.’


1950s: via French from motor + cross.