motocross
noun Etymology: French, from moto motorcycle (short for motocyclette) + cross-country, from English Date: 1951 a closed-course motorcycle race over natural or simulated rough terrain (as with steep inclines, hairpin turns, and mud); also the sport of engaging in motocross races

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  • motocross — (del inglés; pronunciamos motocros ) sustantivo masculino 1. (no contable) Modalidad de motociclismo que se practica por un terreno accidentado: carrera de motocross …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • motocross — → motocrós …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • motocross — also moto cross, by 1956, from MOTORCYCLE (Cf. motorcycle) + CROSS COUNTRY (Cf. cross country) …   Etymology dictionary

  • motocross — /motoˈkrɔs, ingl. ˈməutəˌkros/ [vc. ingl., comp. di moto(rcycle) «motocicletta» e cross( country) «corsa campestre»] s. m. inv. motocampestre …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • motocross — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 7}}[wym. motokros]{{/stl 7}}{{stl 17}}ZOB. {{/stl 17}}{{stl 7}}motokros {{/stl 7}} …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • motocross — (Voz fr.), acrón. de motocyclette, motocicleta, y el ingl. cross country, cross). m. Dep. Carrera de motocicletas a través del campo o por circuitos accidentados …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • motocross — ► NOUN ▪ cross country racing on motorcycles …   English terms dictionary

  • motocross — [mō′tō krôs΄] n. [Fr < motocyclette, motorcycle + E cross country] a race for lightweight motorcycles over a cross country course with obstacles …   English World dictionary

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