Definitions

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  • n. A horse or human athlete who participates in steeplechase racing

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who rides in steeplechases.
  • n. A horse running or trained to run in a steeplechase.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a horse trained to run in steeplechases

Etymologies

steeplechase +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Lord Danesbury read Atlee's letter with an enjoyment not unlike the feeling an old sportsman experiences in discovering that his cover hack -- an animal not worth twenty pounds -- was a capital fencer; that a beast only destined to the commonest of uses should actually have qualities that recalled the steeplechaser -- that the scrubby little creature with the thin neck and the shabby quarters should have a turn of speed and a 'big jump' in him, was something scarcely credible, and highly interesting.

    Lord Kilgobbin

  • The marquee piece: a three-foot tall late 19th century bronze of a steeplechaser by Isidore-Jules Bonheur.

    Post-Lehman, It's the Parts, Not the Sum

  • Raised in a village in Pembrokeshire in southwest Wales, Mr. Francis was the son of a horse-dealer, steeplechaser and farmer.

    As Jockey or Author, a Success

  • He has always looked the type to improve as a steeplechaser and judged on his hurdling form, it's hard to see why he shouldn't make a winning start today.

    Talking Horses

  • It's bloody dangerous, riding a doped steeplechaser.

    The Elvis Latte

  • It's not my fault he's going to ride a doped steeplechaser, it's that vet's fault for not seeing.

    The Elvis Latte

  • Whether this represents a good return or a missed opportunity, only time will tell, but the suspicion is that the home team will be happy with their day's work, especially given their habit of starting Ashes series more slowly than a four-mile steeplechaser.

    England Fails to Push Home Ashes Advantage

  • The Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational at Stanford featured a couple of notable debuts in the men's 10,000 meters — miler Alan Webb and steeplechaser Anthony Famiglietti, both competing against young but experienced distance runner Dathan Ritzenhein.

    USATODAY.com - Davis, double threat in jumps, takes Athlete of the Week honors

  • A noted polo player, he would be sure to know the horse jargon of the East; but, having broken his thigh-bone schooling a steeplechaser, he would keep; the business of finding an immediate ‘job of work’ would not.

    Over the River

  • The Oxford races of that year were being looked forward to with exceptional interest because of the anticipated presence of a noted steeplechaser named Oliver, but at the last moment the college authorities forbade the undergraduates to attend them.

    The Life of Sir Richard Burton

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