walkover

[wawk-oh-ver]
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:
1830–40; noun use of verb phrase walk over

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walkover (ˈwɔːkˌəʊvə)
 
n
1.  informal an easy or unopposed victory
2.  horse racing
 a.  the running or walking over the course by the only contestant entered in a race at the time of starting
 b.  a race won in this way
 
vb
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)

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walkover definition


  1. n.
    an easy victory; an easy task. (From sports.) : Learning the computer's operating system was no walkover for me.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Example sentences
But the race was anything but a walkover for the reigning world champion and
  leader of the series.
But it didn't end the regular season, and the final opponent before the
  postseason is far from a walkover.
Common walkover structures are preferred for subdivisions to minimize damage to
  dunes by the proliferation of walkovers.
The principles of reconnaissance survey are applied to windshield and walkover
  survey.
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