One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A snowboarding contest for four to six competitors on a winding, undulating course that includes jumps.‘she raced to a silver medal on Sunday in the women's snowboard cross’Also called boardercross
- ‘She was well on her way to gold in the inaugural women's snowboard cross.’
- ‘She entered the snowboard cross (negotiating a slope with varied terrain) and giant slalom events and came a remarkable second and third.’
- ‘This has been the first Olympics to stage races known as "snowboard cross", which is a bit like mixing the craziness of stock-car racing with the athleticism of ski racing.’
- ‘These stats tell a story but it's like comparing oranges and lemons or figure skating with snowboard cross.’
- ‘Shs tore a ligament in her left knee Wednesday during practice for the Winter X Games and will not have a chance to go for her fifth straight gold medal in snowboard cross.’
- ‘The 28-year-old, appearing in her third Winter Olympics, was leading during her semifinal race in snowboard cross on Sunday, but she crashed.’
- ‘There have been some pretty pointless photo finishes in the Winter Olympics so far, most notably in the snowboard cross with photos being used when athletes have clearly won by a board length.’
- ‘Snowboard cross made its debut last week, and was an instant hit.’
- ‘If curling is your grandmother's favourite sport, then snowboard cross is the choice of Playstation generation - and it's also the future of these Games.’
- ‘This disdain for the killer instinct, however, has its risks, as American Lindsay Jacobellis discovered on Friday in the women's snowboard cross.’
1990s: from snowboard + -cross (as in motocross).
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