obstacle course

noun
Updated on: 16 Apr 2018

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

  1. We finally made it through the bureaucratic obstacle course and got our visas.

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First Known Use of obstacle course

1942

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OBSTACLE COURSE Defined for English Language Learners

obstacle course

Definition of obstacle course for English Language Learners

  • : a series of objects that people or animals in a race have to jump or climb over, go around, go under, etc.

  • : a training area for soldiers that is filled with objects (such as hurdles, ditches, walls, etc.) that the soldiers have to jump or climb over, go around, go under, etc.

  • : a series of problems, events, or requirements that make it difficult to do something


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