stee´ple|chas´er

stee´ple|chas´er
stee|ple|chase «STEE puhl CHAYS», noun, verb, -chased, -chas|ing.
–n.
1. a) a horse race over a course having ditches, hedges, and other obstacles. b) a cross-country horse race in which the contestants hurdle such obstacles as fences and brooks.
2. a cross-country footrace in which the runners jump over hurdles and a ditch filled with water.
–v.i.
to ride or run in a steeplechase.
[because formerly it was a race with a church steeple in view as goal]
stee´ple|chas´er, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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