follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

back walkover

noun, Gymnastics.
1.
See under walkover (def 4).

walkover

[wawk-oh-ver] /ˈwɔkˌoʊ vər/
noun
1.
Racing. a walking or trotting over the course by a contestant who is the only starter.
2.
an unopposed or easy victory.
3.
any task easily done.
4.
Gymnastics. a vertical rotation of the body from a standing position, performed by leaning forward to a brief handstand and bringing the legs over and back down to the floor one at a time (front walkover) or by arching backward to a similar handstand and returning the feet to the floor (back walkover)
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; noun use of verb phrase walk over
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for back walkover

walkover

/ˈwɔːkˌəʊvə/
noun
1.
(informal) an easy or unopposed victory
2.
(horse racing)
  1. the running or walking over the course by the only contestant entered in a race at the time of starting
  2. a race won in this way
verb (intransitive, mainly preposition)
3.
(also adverb) to win a race by a walkover
4.
(informal) to beat (an opponent) conclusively or easily
5.
(informal) to take advantage of (someone)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for back walkover

walkout

noun

A strike: There's a walkout at the supermarkets right now (late 1880s+ Labor union)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for back walkover

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for back

12
14
Scrabble Words With Friends