noun /tʃeɪsə/
a) A person or thing (ship, plane, car, etc.) who chases.

"[I]t looked like The Fellow was the best steeplechaser in many years. Hed earned the best speed rating Id ever given a chaser."

b) Originally, a horse used for hunting; now, a horse trained for steeple-chasing, a steeple-chaser.

"Wild Risk...had his greatest successes as a steeplechaser rather than a flat racer... It is rare indeed that a chaser - even one as good as wild risk - makes a good flat sire."

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