Simple Definition of steeplechase
: a race in which people riding horses jump over fences, water, etc.
: a race in which runners jump over fences and water
Origin and Etymology of steeplechase
from the use of church steeples as landmarks to guide the riders
First Known Use: 1793
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STEEPLECHASE Defined for Kids
Definition of steeplechase for Students
1 : a horse race across country
2 : a race on a course that has hedges, walls, and ditches to be crossed
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