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Topic: HORSES

Date: 1800-1900
Origin: steeplechase 'horse race across country toward a steeple' (18-19 centuries)

steeplechase

noun
     
stee‧ple‧chase [countable]
1DSH a long race in which horses jump over gates, water etc
2DSO a long race in which people run and jump over fences, water etc
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