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Hurdle

Hur´dle
n.1.A movable frame of wattled twigs, osiers, or withes and stakes, or sometimes of iron, used for inclosing land, for folding sheep and cattle, for gates, etc.; also, in fortification, used as revetments, and for other purposes.
2.In England, a sled or crate on which criminals were formerly drawn to the place of execution.
3.An artificial barrier, variously constructed, over which men or horses leap in a race.
Hurdle race
a race in which artificial barriers in the form of hurdles, fences, etc., must be leaped.
v. t.1.To hedge, cover, make, or inclose with hurdles.
[imp. & p. p. Hurdleed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Hurdleing .]
Noun1.hurdle - a light movable barrier that competitors must leap over in certain races
2.hurdle - an obstacle that you are expected to overcome; "the last hurdle before graduation"
3.hurdle - the act of jumping over an obstacle
Synonyms: vault
Verb1.hurdle - jump a hurdle

HURDLE, Eng. law. A species of sledge, used to draw traitors to execution.

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