Meaning of HURDLE in English
1》 one of a series of upright frames which athletes in a race must jump over.
↘( ~s ) a ~ race.
2》 an obstacle or difficulty.
3》 a portable rectangular frame strengthened with withies or wooden bars, used as a temporary fence.
↘a horse race over a series of such frames.
↘ Brit. historical a frame on which traitors were dragged to execution.
1》 [often as noun hurdling ] run in a ~ race.
↘jump over (an obstacle) while running.
2》 fence off with ~s.
OE hyrdel 'temporary fence', of Gmc origin.
Concise Oxford English vocab. Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2004