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.
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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