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steeple steeplechase a horse race run on a racecourse having ditches and hedges as jumps, originally so called because a steeple marked the finishing point across country; the term is first recorded in the Sporting Magazine of April 1793 of a race of this kind run near Galloway.
steeple-house a building with a steeple, especially (as a derogatory term) in early Quaker usage; the English founder of the Society of Friends, George Fox (1624–91), uses the term in describing the effect on him of seeing the spires of Lichfield.

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stee·ple / ˈstēpəl/ • n. a church tower and spire. ∎  a spire on the top of a church tower or roof. ∎ archaic a tall tower of a church or other building. DERIVATIVES: stee·pled adj.

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steeple

steeple tall tower OE.; spire XV. OE. stēpel, WS. *stiepel, stȳpel, f. *staup- STEEP1; see -LE1.
Hence steeplechase XVIII; orig. race having a church steeple in view as goal.

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steeple

steeple. Collective term embracing a church-tower and spire together.

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