back walkover

noun Gymnastics.

See under walkover(def 4).

Definition for back walkover (2 of 2)


[ wawk-oh-ver ]
/ ˈwɔkˌoʊ vər /


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


/ (ˈwɔːkˌəʊvə) /


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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