obstacle course

noun

Definition of 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 These features help the cases stand out in our consumer tests, earning rave reviews as users pull it through an obstacle course. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, 20 May 2022 In his 20-mile odyssey eastward from the Santa Monica Mountains, P-22 had dodged commuter traffic, traversed backyards and maneuvered through an obstacle course of culverts, bridges and roads before making a home in the park’s rugged backcountry. Louis Sahagúnstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 22 Apr. 2022 The modern pentathlon will drop its horse event, possibly adding a human obstacle course. Nick Canepacolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 May 2022 Sunlite Water Adventure at Coney Island Park features the Sunlite Pool, water slides, a floating obstacle course, interactive play stations, dive pool and more. Victoria Moorwood, The Enquirer, 26 May 2022 The Sikeston, Missouri, resident is the oldest person ever to complete a grueling Tough Mudder obstacle course. Catherine Garcia, The Week, 20 May 2022 Bring their favorite camp activities to your backyard this summer with this obstacle course set. Kylee Mcguigan, Popular Mechanics, 18 May 2022 For Grace's birthday festivities at the Australia Zoo, the family had a crocodile feeding at the Crocoseum, a live performance with Bluey and Bingo, a safari challenge obstacle course and more. Vanessa Etienne, PEOPLE.com, 25 Mar. 2022 This historic park dates back to 1867 and features Sunlite Pool, water slides, a floating obstacle course, paddle boats, mini-golf and more. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 25 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of obstacle course

1942, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

20 Jun 2022

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“Obstacle course.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/obstacle%20course. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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