Pronunciation: (stē'pul-chās"), [key]
—n., v., -chased, -chasing.
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.
to ride or run in a steeplechase.
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