verb (used without object), stee·ple·chased, stee·ple·chasing.
Words nearby steeplechase
Origin of steeplechase
OTHER WORDS FROM steeplechasestee·ple·chas·er, noun
Examples from the Web for steeplechase
A man of ideals, and extremely tenacious, objets d'art and steeplechase horses had been his twin passions from his childhood.Boy Woodburn|Alfred Ollivant
She was only 14-2 in height, and was competing against big horses, some of which were ridden by steeplechase jockeys.The Horsewoman|Alice M. Hayes
Soon after I left the stable there was a steeplechase, and he determined to ride.Black Beauty|Anna Sewell
The steeplechase horse differs from the hunter in his method of jumping.
Off they went, through the air—quick as if they were on a steeplechase.Bits of Blarney|R. Shelton Mackenzie
British Dictionary definitions for steeplechase
- a horse race across a stretch of open countryside including obstacles to be jumped
- a rare word for point-to-point