walkover

noun
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

Examples of walkover in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Tigers go from a 60-10 walkover over Akron to a game with the Hornets to a road game against No. 11 Penn State. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 11 Sep. 2021 Osaka advanced to the third round via walkover Wednesday, while Barty will play her second-round match Thursday. Adam Zagoria, Forbes, 2 Sep. 2021 Barty and Australian partner John Peers, who are good family friends, took the bronze medal courtesy of a walkover because of Djokovic's injury. Andrew Dampf, Star Tribune, 31 July 2021 But Game 7 turned into a walkover for the second-seeded Celtics, a 112-96 Bucks loss despite 32 points on 11-of-18 shooting from Khris Middleton. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 19 June 2021 Rublev rolled past Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics 6-2, 6-1 — beating him head-to-head for the third time in the last 22 days, and that doesn’t even include a walkover victory over Fucsovics in Qatar in that span. Tim Reynolds, ajc, 30 Mar. 2021 Berrettini, the No. 9 seed, advanced over No. 8 Federer in a walkover and will face the winner between world No. 1 Novak Djokovic and fellow Italian Lorenzo Musetti, 19, in the quarterfinals Wednesday. Adam Zagoria, Forbes, 7 June 2021 Rublev rolled past Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics 6-2, 6-1 — beating him head-to-head for the third time in the last 22 days, and that doesn’t even include a walkover victory over Fucsovics in Qatar in that span. Tim Reynolds, ajc, 30 Mar. 2021 Rublev rolled past Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics 6-2, 6-1 — beating him head-to-head for the third time in the last 22 days, and that doesn’t even include a walkover victory over Fucsovics in Qatar in that span. Tim Reynolds, ajc, 30 Mar. 2021

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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 25 Sep. 2021.

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walkover

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English Language Learners Definition of walkover

: an easy victory

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