Definitions for hurdleˈhɜr dl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hur•dleˈhɜr dl(n.; v.)-dled, -dling.

  1. (n.)a portable fencelike barrier over which contestants must leap in certain running races.

    Category: Sport

  2. hurdles, (used with a sing. v.) a track race in which contestants leap over a series of such barriers.

    Category: Sport

  3. any of various upright barriers over which horses must jump in certain turf races, as steeplechases, esp. an artificial barrier.

    Category: Sport

  4. a difficulty to be overcome; obstacle.

  5. Chiefly Brit. a movable rectangular frame of interlaced twigs, crossed bars, or the like, as for a temporary fence.

    Category: British

  6. a frame or sled on which criminals, esp. traitors, were formerly drawn to the place of execution.

  7. (v.t.)to leap over (a barrier), as in a race.

  8. 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)

hur′dler(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hurdle(noun)

    a light movable barrier that competitors must leap over in certain races

  2. hurdle(noun)

    an obstacle that you are expected to overcome

    "the last hurdle before graduation"

  3. vault, hurdle(verb)

    the act of jumping over an obstacle

  4. hurdle(verb)

    jump a hurdle

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. hurdle(noun)ˈhɜr dl

    a problem or challenge to overcome

    The next hurdle will be to hire a good team.

  2. hurdleˈhɜr dl

    a fence that a runner jumps over in a race

    She didn't clear the last hurdle.

Wiktionary

  1. hurdle(Noun)

    An artificial barrier, variously constructed, over which men or horses jump in a race.

  2. hurdle(Noun)

    A perceived obstacle.

  3. hurdle(Noun)

    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.

  4. hurdle(Verb)

    To jump over something while running.

    He hurdled the bench in his rush to get away.

  5. hurdle(Verb)

    To compete in the track and field events of hurdles (e.g. high hurdles).

  6. hurdle(Verb)

    To overcome an obstacle.

  7. Origin: From hyrdel.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hurdle(noun)

    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

  2. Hurdle(noun)

    in England, a sled or crate on which criminals were formerly drawn to the place of execution

  3. Hurdle(noun)

    an artificial barrier, variously constructed, over which men or horses leap in a race

  4. Hurdle(verb)

    to hedge, cover, make, or inclose with hurdles

Freebase

  1. Hurdle

    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.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

hurdle(noun)

a frame to be jumped in a race.

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