back walkover

noun Gymnastics.

See under walkover(def 4).

Nearby words

  1. back to the drawing board,
  2. back to the salt mines,
  3. back to the wall,
  4. back up,
  5. back vent,
  6. back water,
  7. back yard,
  8. back, sack, and crack,
  9. back-ache,
  10. back-alley




Racing. a walking or trotting over the course by a contestant who is the only starter.
an unopposed or easy victory.
any task easily done.
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).

Origin of walkover

First recorded in 1830–40; noun use of verb phrase walk over Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for back walkover



informal an easy or unopposed victory
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

verb walk over (intr, mainly preposition)

(also adverb) to win a race by a walkover
informal to beat (an opponent) conclusively or easily
informal to take advantage of (someone)
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