Definitions for walkoverˈwɔkˌoʊ vər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

walk•o•verˈwɔkˌoʊ vər(n.)

  1. a horse race having only one starter because the other entrants have been scratched or withdrawn.

    Category: Sport

  2. an unopposed or easy victory.

  3. a gymnastic feat performed by leaning forward to a brief handstand and bringing the legs over and back down to the floor one at a time or by arching backward to a similar handstand and returning the feet to the floor.

    Category: Sport

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. walkover(noun)

    backbends combined with handstands

  2. cinch, breeze, picnic, snap, duck soup, child's play, pushover, walkover, piece of cake(noun)

    any undertaking that is easy to do

    "marketing this product will be no picnic"


  1. walkover(Noun)

    An easy victory; a walkaway.

  2. walkover(Noun)

    A bye or victory awarded to a competitor when a scheduled opponent fails to play a game.

  3. walkover(Noun)

    A horse race with only one entrant.

  4. walkover(Noun)

    Someone easy to defeat.

  5. walkover(Noun)

    A backbend combined with a handstand.

  6. walkover(Noun)

    A type of railroad passenger car seat, having reversible seat backs that can be moved across the seat to face either direction of travel


  1. Walkover

    In British English, a walkover or W.O. is the awarding of a victory to a contestant because there are no other contestants, or because the other contestants have been disqualified or have forfeited. The term can apply in sport, but can also apply to elections. This is also referred to as winning "by default". The word is used more generally by extension, particularly in politics, for a contest in which the winner, although not the only participant, has little or no competition. The strict and extended meanings of "walkover" as a single word are both found from 1829.

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


an easy victory

It was a walkover! We won 8; –nil.

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