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Steeplechase   /stˈipəltʃˌeɪs/   Listen

A footrace of usually 3000 meters over a closed track with hurdles and a water jump.
A horse race over an obstructed course.

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"Steeplechase" Quotes from Famous Books

... that I've got a safe start at all, even with her, and I've certainly got some distance to go before I can put the prince out of the running. You may think this is a nice, easy, straightaway race, but it isn't. It's going to be a steeplechase, and I don't know the course. I'm looking for a wide ditch at any turn, and I may get a nasty fall. You see, I've some chance of getting my neck broken before I get to ...
— Castle Craneycrow • George Barr McCutcheon

... paragraphs. Beatrice is going to finance the publication of it and Gay is going to be the sales manager. Yes, it's funny, but a blamed nuisance when you come home and you find yourself wandering through a crowd of Sezanne del Montes and Gays and Trudys, all bent on playing parlour steeplechase, and you can't find a plain chair to sit down or eat a plain meal or read a newspaper. It's more than a blamed nuisance—it's cause for a trial by jury," he added, whimsically. "Now ...
— The Gorgeous Girl • Nalbro Bartley

Words linked to "Steeplechase" :   footrace, run, Grand National, horse race, foot race

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