a race for lightweight motorcycles over a cross-country course with obstacles
Origin of motocrossFrench ; from motocyclette, motorcycle + eastern; English 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)