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Meaning of steeplechase

stee•ple•chase

Pronunciation: (stē'pul-chās"), [key]
— n., v., -chased, -chasing.
—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 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.
—v.i.
  1. to ride or run in a steeplechase.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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