Steeple

Definition of Steeple

Stee´ple   Pronunciation: stē´p'l
n.1.(Arch.) A spire; also, the tower and spire taken together; the whole of a structure if the roof is of spire form. See Spire.
Rood steeple
See Rood tower, under Rood.
Steeple bush
(Bot.) a low shrub (Spiræa 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.
- Jer. Taylor.

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