1An easy victory.
easy victory, runaway victory, rout, landslide, triumph, game, set, and match, giftView synonyms
- ‘a 12–2 walkover’
- 1.1A victory awarded in a sports contest in the absence of the other competitor or competitors (as a result of injury, disqualification, etc.)
- ‘both players were well rested after receiving walkovers when their opponents withdrew from the semi-finals’
2A somersault in which a gymnast performs a handstand and then slowly moves the feet backward and down to the floor, or first arches back into a handstand and then slowly moves the feet forward and down to the floor.
Early 19th century with reference to a horse race in which the winner, through the absence of competitors, has no need to race but can just walk over the finish line.