Walkover, abbreviated w. o ( engl. also walk-over or w / o dt " walk, easy game " ) is, describes the situation when a player wins thus that his opponent does not show up to the game and scored the game for him as lost. Occasionally, the term is also used with a win by withdrawal or disqualification of the opposing player.
The term originally comes from the horse racing industry. After all the enemies were already eliminated, the last remaining participant had only nor the finish line exceed ( "walk over the line" ) to claim the victory can. So he could speak stop " walk in " the race.
Who his opponent makes a walkover, " has w. o given ".
The term is also common in boxing and tennis.