the hurdles

Definition of the hurdles

:a race in which runners must jump over a series of barriers (called hurdles)
  • He won a medal in the high hurdles.
  • The hurdles is his best event.

Word by Word Definitions

hurdle play hurdles
  1. : a portable panel usually of wattled withes and stakes used especially for enclosing land or livestock

  2. : a frame or sled formerly used in England for dragging traitors to execution

  3. : an artificial barrier over which racers must leap

  1. : to leap over especially while running (as in a sporting competition)

  2. : overcome, surmount


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