Definition of hurdle

Definition of hurdle
  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 Noun In England, a sled or crate on which criminals were formerly drawn to the place of execution. "Francis Bacon."
  5. hurdle Verb To jump over something while running.
  6. hurdle Verb To compete in the track and field events of hurdles (e.g. high hurdles).
  7. hurdle Verb To overcome an obstacle.
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