verb (used without object), stee·ple·chased, stee·ple·chasing.
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Origin of steeplechase
OTHER WORDS FROM steeplechasestee·ple·chas·er, noun
Words nearby steeplechase
Example sentences from the Web for steeplechase
She is also a veteran steeplechase jockey who had to put weights in her jodhpurs to keep her mount on the horse.
The others fell into his wake, and the procession moved across country like a steeplechase.Cap'n Eri|Joseph Crosby Lincoln
After he had won—fairly won—the Yanyilla Steeplechase, should he go to my father and ask for the wife he had won?The Moving Finger|Mary Gaunt
If my Cossacks had not indulged in that steeplechase my journey might have had a tragic ending.
There are no sensational water-jumps even at steeplechase meetings, the colonial horse not being accustomed to water.Town Life in Australia|R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny
I gave him a fair start, then laid the hounds on and we had a five-mile point, going like a steeplechase all the way.
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