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hur·dle

 (hûr′dl)
n.
1. Sports
a. A light portable barrier over which competitors must leap in certain races.
b. hurdles A race in which a series of such barriers must be jumped without the competitors' breaking their stride.
c. A leaping step made off one foot as means of maximizing spring at the end of an approach, as to a dive.
2. An obstacle or difficulty to be overcome: the last hurdle before graduation.
3. Chiefly British A portable framework made of intertwined branches or wattle and used for temporary fencing.
4. Chiefly British A frame or sledge on which condemned persons were dragged to execution.
v. hur·dled, hur·dling, hur·dles
v.tr.
1. To leap over (a barrier) in or as if in a race.
2. To overcome or deal with successfully; surmount: hurdle a problem.
v.intr.
To leap over a barrier or other obstacle.

[Middle English hurdel, portable panel for temporary fences, from Old English hyrdel.]

hur′dler n.

hurdling

(ˈhɜːdəlɪŋ)
n
(Athletics (Track & Field)) athletics the act of running a hurdle race
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hurdling - a footrace in which contestants must negotiate a series of hurdleshurdling - a footrace in which contestants must negotiate a series of hurdles
track event - a footrace performed on a track (indoor or outdoor)
Translations
سِباق حواجِز
skok přes překážku
hækkeløb
gátfutás
hindrunar-/grindarhlaup
skok cez prekážku
engelli yarışta koşma

hurdling

[ˈhɜːdlɪŋ] Nsalto m de vallas

hurdle

(ˈhəːdl) noun
1. a frame to be jumped in a race.
2. a problem or difficulty. There are several hurdles to be got over in this project.
verb
to run in a race in which hurdles are used. He has hurdled since he was twelve.
ˈhurdler noun
ˈhurdling noun
References in classic literature ?
Their discovery that I had not harmed the little Martians, and that I was unarmed, must have caused them to look upon me with less ferocity; but, as I was to learn later, the thing which weighed most in my favor was my exhibition of hurdling.
The race has produced some wonderful stories - not least Quevega becoming the only horse ever to win a festival race six times - but it has also led to some smart performers being diverted from the Champion Hurdle, not discounting the fact Annie Power took the ultimate hurdling crown in 2016.
Only four mares have won hurdling's greatest prize, stretching back to African Sunset in 1939.
Having finished runner-up to More Of That in the 2014 World Hurdle over three miles before suffering a well-publicised and heartbreaking final-flight exit with the two-and-a-half-mile Mares' Hurdle at her mercy 12 months ago, the brilliant mare now gets a shot at the two-mile hurdling crown.
He said: "He's going to stay hurdling this season and he'll start off in the race at Ascot on the 24th (Coral Hurdle).