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steeplechase

noun stee·ple·chase \-ˌchās\

: a race in which people riding horses jump over fences, water, etc.

: a race in which runners jump over fences and water

Full Definition of STEEPLECHASE

1
a :  a horse race across country
b :  a horse race over a closed course with obstacles (as hedges and walls)
2
:  a footrace of usually 3000 meters over hurdles and a water jump
stee·ple·chas·er \-ˌchā-sər\ noun
stee·ple·chas·ing \-siŋ\ noun
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Origin of STEEPLECHASE

from the use of church steeples as landmarks to guide the riders
First Known Use: 1793
STEEPLECHASING Defined for Kids

steeplechase

noun stee·ple·chase \ˈstē-pəl-ˌchās\

Definition of STEEPLECHASE for Kids

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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