a race for lightweight motorcycles over a cross-country course with obstacles
Origin of motocrossFrench from motocyclette, motorcycle + cross-country
A cross-country motorcycle race over a closed course of rough terrain with steep hills and sharp curves. Also called scramble .
Origin of motocrossFrench moto-cross moto motorcycle ( short for motocyclette ) ( from moto- motor ) ( from moteur ) ( from Latin mōtor mover ; see motor . )English cross(-country)
(usually uncountable, plural motocrosses)