steeplechase
noun Etymology: from the use of church steeples as landmarks to guide the riders Date: 1793 1. a. a horse race across country b. a horse race over a closed course with obstacles (as hedges and walls) 2. a footrace of usually 3000 meters over hurdles and a water jump • steeplechaser nounsteeplechasing noun

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  • steeplechase — ► NOUN 1) a horse race run on a racecourse having ditches and hedges as jumps. 2) a running race in which runners must clear hurdles and water jumps. DERIVATIVES steeplechaser noun steeplechasing noun. ORIGIN so named because originally the race… …   English terms dictionary

  • Steeplechase — The steeplechase is a form of horse racing (primarily conducted in the United Kingdom, United States, France, and Ireland) and derives its name from early races in which orientation of the course was by reference to a church steeple, jumping… …   Wikipedia

  • steeplechase — steeplechaser, n. /stee peuhl chays /, n., v., steeplechased, steeplechasing. n. 1. a horse race over a turf course furnished with artificial ditches, hedges, and other obstacles over which the horses must jump. 2. a point to point race. 3. a… …   Universalium

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  • Steeplechase — Stee|ple|chase auch: Steep|le|chase 〈[sti:pltʃɛıs] f. 19; Reitsp.〉 Hindernisrennen [<engl. steeple „Spitzturm“ + chase „Jagd“ <frz. chasse „Jagd“ <lat. capere „fangen“] * * * Steeplechase   [ stiːpltʃeɪs; …   Universal-Lexikon

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