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One entry found for steeplechase.
Main Entry: steeˇpleˇchase
Pronunciation: primarystressstemacron-pschwal-secondarystresschamacrs
Function: noun
Etymology: so called from the fact that originally the races were across the countryside in a direct line toward a distant church steeple sighted rising above the other buildings
1 a : a race over the countryside on horses b : a horse race on a special course with obstacles (as hedges and walls)
2 : a footrace of usually 3,000 meters over hurdles and a water jump
- steeˇpleˇchasˇer /-secondarystresschamacr-sschwar/ noun

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