Meaning of HURDLE in English


[hur.dle] n [ME hurdel, fr. OE hyrdel; akin to OHG hurt hurdle, L cratis wickerwork, hurdle] (bef. 12c) 1 a: a portable panel usu. of wattled withes and stakes used esp. for enclosing land or livestock b: a frame or sled formerly used in England for dragging traitors to execution

2. a: an artificial barrier over which racers must leap b pl: any of various track events in which a series of hurdles must be surmounted

3: barrier, obstacle

[2]hurdle vt hur.dled ; hur.dling (1896) 1: to leap over esp. while running (as in a sporting competition)

2: overcome, surmount -- hur.dler n

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