Definitions for obstructionəbˈstrʌk ʃən

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimenta(noun)

    any structure that makes progress difficult

  2. obstruction, blockage(noun)

    the physical condition of blocking or filling a passage with an obstruction

  3. obstacle, obstruction(noun)

    something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted

    "lack of imagination is an obstacle to one's advancement"; "the poverty of a district is an obstacle to good education"; "the filibuster was a major obstruction to the success of their plan"

  4. obstruction(noun)

    the act of obstructing

    "obstruction of justice"

  5. obstruction(noun)

    getting in someone's way

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  1. obstruction(Noun)

    The act of obstructing, or state of being obstructed.

  2. obstruction(Noun)

    That which obstructs or impedes; an obstacle; an impediment; a hindrance.

  3. obstruction(Noun)

    The condition of having the natural powers obstructed in their usual course; the arrest of the vital functions; death.

  4. Origin: From obstructio, from obstruo

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Obstruction(noun)

    the act of obstructing, or state of being obstructed

  2. Obstruction(noun)

    that which obstructs or impedes; an obstacle; an impediment; a hindrance

  3. Obstruction(noun)

    the condition of having the natural powers obstructed in their usual course; the arrest of the vital functions; death

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  1. Obstruction

    In baseball, when a fielder illegally hinders a baserunner, the fielder is guilty of obstruction. Baserunners are generally permitted the free privilege to run from base to base without being physically blocked or hindered by a fielder. The only time that a fielder does not "get out of the way" of a baserunner is when the fielder is fielding or in possession of the ball.


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