Steeplechase



[stee-puh l-cheys] /ˈsti pəlˌtʃeɪs/
noun
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 foot race run on a cross-country course or over a course having obstacles, as ditches, hurdles, or the like, which the runners must clear.
verb (used without object), steeplechased, steeplechasing.
4.
to ride or run in a steeplechase.
steeplechase
/ˈstiːpəlˌtʃeɪs/
noun
1.
a horse race over a course equipped with obstacles to be jumped, esp artificial hedges, ditches, water jumps, etc
2.
a track race, usually of 3000 metres, in which the runners have to leap hurdles, a water jump, etc
3.
(archaic)

a horse race across a stretch of open countryside including obstacles to be jumped
a rare word for point-to-point

verb
4.
(intransitive) to take part in a steeplechase

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