See under walkover (def 4).
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)
(informal) an easy or unopposed victory
the running or walking over the course by the only contestant entered in a race at the time of starting
a race won in this way
verb (intransitive, 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)
A strike: There’s a walkout at the supermarkets right now (late 1880s+ Labor union)
Nautical. water thrown backward by the motion of oars, propellers, paddle wheels, etc. Aeronautics. the portion of the wash of an aircraft that flows to the rear, usually created by the power plant. Compare wash (def 31). a condition, usually undesirable, that continues long after the event which caused it. to affect, as by hitting, […]
- Back water
the rear part of the human body, extending from the neck to the lower end of the spine. the part of the body of animals corresponding to the human back. the rear portion of any part of the body: the back of the head. the whole body, with reference to clothing: the clothes on his […]
- Backwater valve
a valve for preventing flowing liquid, as sewage, from reversing its direction.
water held or forced back, as by a dam, flood, or tide. a place or state of stagnant backwardness: This area of the country is a backwater that continues to resist progress. an isolated, peaceful place. a stroke executed by pushing a paddle forward, causing a canoe to move backward. Contemporary Examples State of Wonder […]