Motocross meaning

mōtō-krôs, -krŏs
A race for lightweight motorcycles over a cross-country course with obstacles.
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A cross-country motorcycle race over a closed course of rough terrain with steep hills and sharp curves.
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A form of off-road motorbike racing.
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An event where such racing takes place.
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Origin of motocross

  • French moto-cross moto motorcycle (short for motocyclette) (from moto- motor) (from moteur) (from Latin mōtor mover motor) English cross(-country)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French, a macaronic blend of moto, from motocyclette (“motorcycle") and English cross-country

    From Wiktionary