steeplechase


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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.
References in classic literature ?
What Somerfield was thinking, my dear Prince," he said, "was that a steeplechase course, as they ride in this country, needs some knowing.
For a man who has never even hunted and knows nothing whatever about the country," Somerfield declared, "to attempt to ride in a steeplechase of this sort is sheer folly.
Bransome, who was also in riding clothes, although he was not taking part in the steeplechases himself, glanced at the clock.
That year races and a steeplechase had been arranged for the officers.
Soon after I left the stable there was a steeplechase, and he determined to ride.
Hetty's was a spring-tide beauty; it was the beauty of young frisking things, round-limbed, gambolling, circumventing you by a false air of innocence--the innocence of a young star- browed calf, for example, that, being inclined for a promenade out of bounds, leads you a severe steeplechase over hedge and ditch, and only comes to a stand in the middle of a bog.
It was a steeplechase, with four hurdles, all pretty high.
If he had but a little more brains," she thought to herself, "I might make something of him"; but she never let him perceive the opinion she had of him; listened with indefatigable complacency to his stories of the stable and the mess; laughed at all his jokes; felt the greatest interest in Jack Spatterdash, whose cab-horse had come down, and Bob Martingale, who had been taken up in a gambling- house, and Tom Cinqbars, who was going to ride the steeplechase.
A long engagement exhausts them, but they are capital at a steeplechase.
He was riding, in imagination, some desperate steeplechase at that moment.
cried Benassis, and he made straight for the little wood, urging his horse at a furious speed across the ditches and fields, as if he were riding a steeplechase, in his anxiety to catch the sportsman red-handed.
Olympic and World 3,000m steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto and World 5,000m champion Hellen Obiri made it to the team through wild cards, giving Kenya high hopes of scooping gold at Gold Coast in these races.