steeplechase

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noun stee·ple·chase \-ˌchās\

Definition of steeplechase

  1. 1a :  a horse race across countryb :  a horse race over a closed course with obstacles (as hedges and walls)

  2. 2 :  a footrace of usually 3000 meters over hurdles and a water jump

steeplechaser

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steeplechasing

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Origin and Etymology of steeplechase

from the use of church steeples as landmarks to guide the riders


First Known Use: 1793


STEEPLECHASE Defined for English Language Learners

steeplechase

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noun stee·ple·chase \-ˌchās\

Definition of steeplechase for English Language Learners

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

  • : a race in which runners jump over fences and water


STEEPLECHASE Defined for Kids

steeplechase

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noun stee·ple·chase \ˈstē-pəl-ˌchās\

Definition of steeplechase for Students

  1. 1 :  a horse race across country

  2. 2 :  a race on a course that has hedges, walls, and ditches to be crossed



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