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walkover

[wawk-oh-ver]
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noun
  1. Racing. a walking or trotting over the course by a contestant who is the only starter.
  2. an unopposed or easy victory.
  3. any task easily done.
  4. Gymnastics. a vertical rotation of the body from a standing position, performed by leaning forward to a brief handstand and bringing the legs over and back down to the floor one at a time (front walkover) or by arching backward to a similar handstand and returning the feet to the floor (back walkover).
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Origin of walkover

First recorded in 1830–40; noun use of verb phrase walk over
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Examples from the Web for walkover

Historical Examples

  • Minute Roarin' Russell finds he ain't got a walkover he'll begin to quit.

    Rimrock Trail

    J. Allan Dunn

  • As to the fight itself, it was in many ways, no doubt, a walkover.

  • Don't you believe for one minute we're going to have a walkover.

    Fast Nine

    Alan Douglas

  • For his victory had not been altogether the walkover he had airily described to Craven.

  • It soon became apparent that the teams were very evenly matched, and that neither would have a walkover.


British Dictionary definitions for walkover

walkover

noun
  1. informal an easy or unopposed victory
  2. horse racing
    1. the running or walking over the course by the only contestant entered in a race at the time of starting
    2. a race won in this way
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verb walk over (intr, mainly preposition)
  1. (also adverb) to win a race by a walkover
  2. informal to beat (an opponent) conclusively or easily
  3. informal to take advantage of (someone)
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