Definitions for hurdleˈhɜr dl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
hur•dleˈhɜr dl(n.; v.)-dled, -dling.
(n.)a portable fencelike barrier over which contestants must leap in certain running races.
hurdles, (used with a sing. v.) a track race in which contestants leap over a series of such barriers.
any of various upright barriers over which horses must jump in certain turf races, as steeplechases, esp. an artificial barrier.
a difficulty to be overcome; obstacle.
Chiefly Brit. a movable rectangular frame of interlaced twigs, crossed bars, or the like, as for a temporary fence.
a frame or sled on which criminals, esp. traitors, were formerly drawn to the place of execution.
(v.t.)to leap over (a barrier), as in a race.
to master (a difficulty, problem, etc.); overcome.
Origin of hurdle:
bef. 900; ME hirdel, hurdel, OE hyrdel=hyrd- (c. OS hurth, OHG hurt hurdle, ON hurth, Go haurds door) +-el n. suffix; akin to L crātis wickerwork (cf. grate1)
a light movable barrier that competitors must leap over in certain races
an obstacle that you are expected to overcome
"the last hurdle before graduation"
the act of jumping over an obstacle
jump a hurdle
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a problem or challenge to overcome
The next hurdle will be to hire a good team.
a fence that a runner jumps over in a race
She didn't clear the last hurdle.
An artificial barrier, variously constructed, over which men or horses jump in a race.
A perceived obstacle.
A movable frame of wattled twigs, osiers, or withes and stakes, or sometimes of iron, used for enclosing land, for folding sheep and cattle, for gates, etc.; also, in fortification, used as revetments, and for other purposes.
To jump over something while running.
He hurdled the bench in his rush to get away.
To compete in the track and field events of hurdles (e.g. high hurdles).
To overcome an obstacle.
Origin: From hyrdel.
a movable frame of wattled twigs, osiers, or withes and stakes, or sometimes of iron, used for inclosing land, for folding sheep and cattle, for gates, etc.; also, in fortification, used as revetments, and for other purposes
in England, a sled or crate on which criminals were formerly drawn to the place of execution
an artificial barrier, variously constructed, over which men or horses leap in a race
to hedge, cover, make, or inclose with hurdles
A hurdle is a moveable section of light fence. Traditionally hurdles were made from wattle, but modern hurdles are often made of metal. Hurdles are used for handling livestock, as decorative fencing, for horse racing and in the track and field event of hurdling.
Translations for hurdle
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a frame to be jumped in a race.
- barreiraPortuguese (BR)
- die HürdeGerman
- εμπόδιο σε κούρσαGreek
- grind; hindrunIcelandic
- 허들, 장애물Korean
- kliūtis, barjerasLithuanian
- hekk, hinderNorwegian
- häck, hinderSwedish
- engel, maniaTurkish
- 跳欄Chinese (Trad.)
- перешкода; бар'єрUkrainian
- دوڑ میں کھڑی کی جانے والی ہلکی رکاوٹUrdu
- rào chắnVietnamese
- 跳栏Chinese (Simp.)
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