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English → English (gcide) Definition: Steeple chaser Steeple \Stee"ple\ (st[=e]"p'l), n. [OE. stepel, AS. st[=e]pel, st[=y]pel; akin to E. steep, a.] (Arch.) A spire; also, the tower and spire taken together; the whole of a structure if the roof is of spire form. See Spire. “A weathercock on a steeple.” --Shak. [1913 Webster] Rood steeple. See Rood tower, under Rood. Steeple bush (Bot.), a low shrub (Spir[ae]a tomentosa) having dense panicles of minute rose-colored flowers; hardhack. Steeple chase, a race across country between a number of horsemen, to see which can first reach some distant object, as a church steeple; hence, a race over a prescribed course obstructed by such obstacles as one meets in riding across country, as hedges, walls, etc. Steeple chaser, one who rides in a steeple chase; also, a horse trained to run in a steeple chase. Steeple engine, a vertical back-acting steam engine having the cylinder beneath the crosshead. Steeple house, a church. [Obs.] --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

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