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  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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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


  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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