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
: a portable panel usually of wattled withes and stakes used especially for enclosing land or livestock
: a frame or sled formerly used in England for dragging traitors to execution
: an artificial barrier over which racers must leap
: to leap over especially while running (as in a sporting competition)
: overcome, surmount
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