walk·​over | \ ˈwȯk-ˌō-vər \

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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He's been in power for half of his 66 years and extended his rule last month after his party's walkover election win. Matthew Pennington, Fox News, "Malaysia, Cambodia offer 2 Asian narratives of change at UN," 27 Sep. 2018 Two-time champion Sharapova was gifted a walkover when Williams pulled out injured ahead of their last-16 tie, but the Russian's Paris progress came to a crashing halt with a 6-2 6-1 defeat by Spain's 2016 winner Muguruza. Rob Hodgetts, CNN, "Maria Sharapova hits brick wall in shape of Garbine Muguruza," 6 June 2018 Hatteras Island is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore , where the National Park Service places rip current warning signs at parking and beach walkover areas. Washington Post, "Danger of rip currents evident already off Carolinas’ coasts," 24 June 2018 Muguruza, who also received a virtual walkover in her previous encounter as Lesia Tsurenko retired hurt at 2-0 down in the first set, will meet world No.1 Simona Halep in the semifinal. Rob Hodgetts, CNN, "Maria Sharapova hits brick wall in shape of Garbine Muguruza," 6 June 2018 None of the above would be a walkover, especially considering England have won just two World Cup knockout fixtures since 1990. SI.com, "2018 FIFA World Cup Team Preview: Analysing England's Chances at the Tournament," 5 June 2018 But many players did not make it at all, which resulted in 30 walkovers in the first round of the men’s tournament and four more in the second round. New York Times, "1968 Was a Revolutionary Year for France and the French Open," 27 May 2018 That includes their walkover win in Game 2, which was little more than a gift from their far superior western neighbor, which had beaten them in seven of their previous eight games this season. Marcus Hayes, Philly.com, "Flyers, inspired by Sean Couturier, come of age in Game 5 win over Penguins | Marcus Hayes," 20 Apr. 2018 Ivan Lendl wins the final by walkover and plays an exhibition against Jakob Hlasek in the tournament’s effort to entertain disappointed fans, who had paid $40 for nonrefundable tickets. Michelle Kaufman, miamiherald, "Key Biscayne gave us first All-Williams final — and ballgirl who won point against Agassi | Miami Herald," 19 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of walkover

1829, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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: an easy victory

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