walk·​over | \ ˈwȯk-ˌō-vər How to pronounce walkover (audio) \

Definition of walkover

1 : a one-sided contest : an easy or uncontested victory
2 : a horse race with only one starter

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Recent Examples on the Web No high-fives from fans during the walkover from the backside to the paddock. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, "'A tough pill to swallow': Louisville horsemen react to a Kentucky Derby 2020 without fans," 22 Aug. 2020 He's never handed an opponent a walkover across more than 400 Grand Slam matches, never retired from any of his more than 1,500 career tour-level matches. Howard Fendrich, Houston Chronicle, "Novak Djokovic defeats Roger Federer to reach record eighth Australian Open final," 30 Jan. 2020 Men’s sixth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas got a walkover in the second round when Philipp Kohlschreiber withdrew because of a muscle strain. Howard Fendrich, SFChronicle.com, "Coco Gauff sets up Australian Open matchup against Naomi Osaka," 21 Jan. 2020 Granada will be no walkover for the spurting champions. SI.com, "Granada vs. Barcelona Live Stream: Watch Online, TV Channel, Time," 21 Sep. 2019 There had not been a walkover in a major U.S. stakes race since Coaltown won the Edward Burke Handicap on April 23, 1949. Paul Montella, San Diego Union-Tribune, "AP Sportlight," 19 Sep. 2019 The Bills travel to Miami this week, and all of a sudden the Dolphins aren’t a walkover opponent. Brad Biggs, chicagotribune.com, "NFL power rankings for Week 11: Lamar Jackson-led Ravens ascend to the top spot; Bears edge their way into the top 20," 12 Nov. 2019 There are two walkovers after that against Maryland and Rutgers, and two more tests against Penn State and Michigan. Doug Lesmerises, cleveland, "Ohio State football beats Wisconsin, accepts demand to win every week (even in bad weather)," 26 Oct. 2019 Next for Osaka is Belinda Bencic, who advanced with a walkover after Anett Kontaveit withdrew from singles play with an acute viral illness. Howard Fendrich, BostonGlobe.com, "Top seed Naomi Osaka ends run by Coco Gauff," 31 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of walkover

1829, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Walkover.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/walkover. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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: an easy victory

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