Definition of Steeplechase

1. Noun. A footrace of usually 3000 meters over a closed track with hurdles and a water jump.

Generic synonyms: Foot Race, Footrace, Run



2. Noun. A horse race over an obstructed course.
Generic synonyms: Horse Race
Specialized synonyms: Grand National

Definition of Steeplechase

1. Noun. (chiefly British) A horse race, either across open country, or over an obstacle course ¹

2. Noun. An athletics event in which the runners have to run 3000 metres round a track, jumping hurdles and a water obstacle along ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Steeplechase

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Steeplechase

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steeplebushes
steeplechase (current term)
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steepness

Literary usage of Steeplechase

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The steeplechase horse has also changed. The speed of the thoroughbred is so ... A considerable proportion of existing steeplechase horses have done duty on ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The steeplechase horse has also changed. The speed of the thoroughbred is so ... A considerable proportion of existing steeplechase horses have done duty OB ..."

3. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"Tho Grand National steeplechase is run on the Aintree course, Liverpool. S tel' vio. The pass of the Stelvio. The highest carriage-road in Europe (9176 feet ..."

4. The Speaker's Garland: Comprising 100 Choice Selections by Phineas Garrett (1892)
"THE OPEN steeplechase. I had ridden over hurdles up the country once or twice, By the side of Snowy River with a horse they called the Ace, And we brought ..."

5. Old Melbourne Memories by Rolf Boldrewood (1896)
"CHAPTER XIX THE WOODLANDS steeplechase Oh ! the merry days, The merry days, when we were young! SANG the ladye fayre. I can hear the clear rich tones even ..."

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