obstacle course


: a military training course filled with obstacles (such as hurdles, fences, walls, and ditches) that must be negotiated
broadly : a series of obstacles that must be overcome

Examples of obstacle course in a Sentence

We finally made it through the bureaucratic obstacle course and got our visas.
Recent Examples on the Web Friends and neighbors showed up with potluck dishes, and kids from the neighborhood dropped by to play ladder golf and navigate an obstacle course, using equipment that had been dropped off by the city. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 14 Sep. 2023 Beyond Oro, there’s also a meandering sand and water space, a modern twist on an obstacle course, spinning whirligigs, pickleball courts and pint-sized soccer fields. oregonlive, 5 Sep. 2023 The El Sobrante resident was one of thousands of participants who attended the mud-run obstacle course held Aug. 19-20 at the Sonoma Raceway, about 25 miles north of San Francisco. Jeremy Childs, Los Angeles Times, 31 Aug. 2023 The series description of American Ninja Warrior is as follows: Men and women from all walks of life and every corner of the country come together to pursue their common dream of reaching Mount Midoriyama on the world’s most notorious obstacle course. Josie Howell | Jhowell@al.com, al, 5 June 2023 Highlights include an inflatable in-water obstacle course, a foam party (geared to ages 2-9), swim safety demonstrations on life jacket use, rescue techniques, CPR and first aid, and Parent & Tot swim lesson workshops geared to kids ages 6 months to 3 years with a parent. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Sep. 2023 The 29,000-square-foot center will feature blaster battle zones, sports challenges, an obstacle course, food and beverage areas and a retail store. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, 1 Sep. 2023 Sunlite Water Adventure at Coney Island Sunlite Water Adventure at Coney Island Park features the Sunlite Pool, water slides, a floating obstacle course, interactive play stations, a dive pool and more. Haadiza Ogwude, The Enquirer, 21 Aug. 2023 Inflatables will include an obstacle course, a wipeout course and a bounce house. Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, 7 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of obstacle course was in 1942

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“Obstacle course.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/obstacle%20course. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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