Definition of obstacle
: something that impedes progress or achievement Mosquitoes were a great obstacle to the building of the Panama Canal. … elders … often facing daily medical, social, and psychological obstacles. — Vicki Bloom and B. B. Green-Field
Examples of obstacle in a Sentence
He overcame the obstacles of poverty and neglect.
They must overcome a number of obstacles before the restaurant can be opened.
Lack of experience is a major obstacle for her opponent.
She swerved to avoid an obstacle in the road.
Recent Examples of obstacle from the Web
Other obstacles reflect a lack of resources or carelessness.
The project, however, has faced obstacles, first awaiting funding after it was first proposed in 2009 and then languishing as the company picked to do the job, Tradeco, defaulted on all its state road projects in mid-2015.
The Windrush Valley walk leads you along the slow Windrush River, across the wooden stiles that get you over fences and past curious cows and sheep, whose deposits present the only real obstacles to a walker.
Kualoa Ranch welcomed racers to the sixth annual Makahiki Challenge 5K obstacle mud run on Dec. 17.
The obstacles are immense, resources are scarce, and the prospects for real reconciliation still seem remote.
The dance takes shape as an endurance test for its dancers, who are dressed by Mr. Voss in military fatigue-styled costuming, and sometimes resembles an obstacle course.
For Jack's shoes, however, mud might be an obstacle.
A helmeted racer wades through a water obstacle during the Tough Guy Challenge on February 1.
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OBSTACLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of obstacle for English Language Learners
: something that makes it difficult to do something
: an object that you have to go around or over : something that blocks your path
OBSTACLE Defined for Kids
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