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stee·ple·chase

 (stē′pəl-chās′)
n.
1. Sports
a. A horserace across open country or over an obstacle course.
b. A footrace of usually 3,000 meters over a closed track with four hurdles and a water obstacle.
2. A course of action containing many obstacles.

[From the use of church steeples as landmarks.]

stee′ple·chas′er n.

steeplechase

(ˈstiːpəlˌtʃeɪs)
n
1. (Horse Racing) a horse race over a course equipped with obstacles to be jumped, esp artificial hedges, ditches, water jumps, etc
2. (Athletics (Track & Field)) a track race, usually of 3000 metres, in which the runners have to leap hurdles, a water jump, etc
3. (Horse Racing) archaic
a. a horse race across a stretch of open countryside including obstacles to be jumped
b. a rare word for point-to-point
vb
(Horse Racing) (intr) to take part in a steeplechase
[C19: so called because it originally took place cross-country, with a church tower serving as a landmark to guide the riders]
ˈsteepleˌchasing n

stee•ple•chase

(ˈsti pəlˌtʃeɪs)

n., v. -chased, -chasing. n.
1. a horse race over a turf course with artificial ditches, hedges, and other obstacles over which the horses must jump.
2. a foot race run on a cross-country course or over a course with obstacles, as ditches or hurdles.
v.i.
3. to ride or run in a steeplechase.
[1795–1805; so called because the course was kept by sighting a church steeple]
stee′ple•chas`er, n.

steeplechase


Past participle: steeplechased
Gerund: steeplechasing

Imperative
steeplechase
steeplechase
Present
I steeplechase
you steeplechase
he/she/it steeplechases
we steeplechase
you steeplechase
they steeplechase
Preterite
I steeplechased
you steeplechased
he/she/it steeplechased
we steeplechased
you steeplechased
they steeplechased
Present Continuous
I am steeplechasing
you are steeplechasing
he/she/it is steeplechasing
we are steeplechasing
you are steeplechasing
they are steeplechasing
Present Perfect
I have steeplechased
you have steeplechased
he/she/it has steeplechased
we have steeplechased
you have steeplechased
they have steeplechased
Past Continuous
I was steeplechasing
you were steeplechasing
he/she/it was steeplechasing
we were steeplechasing
you were steeplechasing
they were steeplechasing
Past Perfect
I had steeplechased
you had steeplechased
he/she/it had steeplechased
we had steeplechased
you had steeplechased
they had steeplechased
Future
I will steeplechase
you will steeplechase
he/she/it will steeplechase
we will steeplechase
you will steeplechase
they will steeplechase
Future Perfect
I will have steeplechased
you will have steeplechased
he/she/it will have steeplechased
we will have steeplechased
you will have steeplechased
they will have steeplechased
Future Continuous
I will be steeplechasing
you will be steeplechasing
he/she/it will be steeplechasing
we will be steeplechasing
you will be steeplechasing
they will be steeplechasing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been steeplechasing
you have been steeplechasing
he/she/it has been steeplechasing
we have been steeplechasing
you have been steeplechasing
they have been steeplechasing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been steeplechasing
you will have been steeplechasing
he/she/it will have been steeplechasing
we will have been steeplechasing
you will have been steeplechasing
they will have been steeplechasing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been steeplechasing
you had been steeplechasing
he/she/it had been steeplechasing
we had been steeplechasing
you had been steeplechasing
they had been steeplechasing
Conditional
I would steeplechase
you would steeplechase
he/she/it would steeplechase
we would steeplechase
you would steeplechase
they would steeplechase
Past Conditional
I would have steeplechased
you would have steeplechased
he/she/it would have steeplechased
we would have steeplechased
you would have steeplechased
they would have steeplechased

steeplechase

A men's 3000 m race in which runners must clear hurdles and water jumps.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.steeplechase - a footrace of usually 3000 meters over a closed track with hurdles and a water jumpsteeplechase - a footrace of usually 3000 meters over a closed track with hurdles and a water jump
foot race, footrace, run - a race run on foot; "she broke the record for the half-mile run"
2.steeplechase - a horse race over an obstructed course
horse race - a contest of speed between horses; usually held for the purpose of betting
Grand National - an annual steeplechase run in Liverpool, England
Translations
سِباق الخَيْل عَبْر الحُقول والعَوائِق
překážkový dostihterénní běh
forhindringsløb
akadályfutás
hindrunarhlaup
prekážkové dostihyterénny beh
engelli koşu/yarış

steeplechase

[ˈstiːplˌtʃeɪs] Ncarrera f de obstáculos

steeplechase

[ˈstiːpəltʃeɪs] nsteeple-chase m

steeplechase

[ˈstiːpltˌʃeɪs] ncorsa ad ostacoli, steeplechase m inv

steeple

(ˈstiːpl) noun
a high tower of a church etc, usually having a spire.
ˈsteeplechase noun
a race on horseback or on foot across open country, over hedges etc, or over a course on which obstacles (eg fences, hedges etc) have been made.
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