- past participle
- present participle
a light movable barrier that competitors must leap over in certain races
an obstacle that you are expected to overcome
"the last hurdle before graduation"
vault, hurdle (verb)
the act of jumping over an obstacle
jump a hurdle
An artificial barrier, variously constructed, over which men or horses jump in a race.
A perceived obstacle.
A movable frame of wattled twigs, osiers, or withes and stakes, or sometimes of iron, used for enclosing land, for folding sheep and cattle, for gates, etc.; also, in fortification, used as revetments, and for other purposes.
To jump over something while running.
To compete in the track and field events of hurdles (e.g. high hurdles).
To overcome an obstacle.
A hurdle is a moveable section of light fence. Traditionally hurdles were made from wattle, but modern hurdles are often made of metal. Hurdles are used for handling livestock, as decorative fencing, for horse racing and in the track and field event of hurdling.