Definition of boardercross in English:



  • A snowboarding contest for four to six competitors on a winding, undulating course that includes jumps.

    Also called snowboard cross

    ‘the big appeal of boardercross for many is racing against others’
    • ‘Passion for boardercross runs deep in this country.’
    • ‘Boardercross debuted in the 2006 Winter Olympics and ski cross followed in Vancouver's Winter Games in 2010.’
    • ‘The boardercross star almost hit the fellow Manx Tour de France star with her car.’
    • ‘He's aware the boardercross course has its issues, but won't condemn it.’
    • ‘Snowboarding is a lifestyle, and boardercross, no matter how gnarly and how fun to watch it is, just doesn't seem to fit in with that for most people.’
    • ‘But Bright wasn't done with the surprises, letting slip that today's boardercross is the event she's trained harder for at these Games than any other.’
    • ‘She first earned an invitation to the Winter X Games at 13, in boardercross (which her older sister Joanie won several times).’
    • ‘She's known for competing in boardercross, as a part of the U.S. Olympic team both at the Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014 Winter Games.’
    • ‘Most people simply couldn't ride a specialist boardercross board.’
    • ‘The event drew an eclectic mix of the world's best riders from all realms of snowboarding - backcountry, boardercross, halfpipe, and slopestyle.’



/ˈbôrdərˌkrôs/ /ˈbɔrdərˌkrɔs/


1990s from boarder (sense 3) + -cross (as in motocross).