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Definition of hurdle:

  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. An artificial barrier, variously constructed, over which men or horses leap in a race.
  3. In England, a sled or crate on which criminals were formerly drawn to the place of execution.
  4. To hedge, cover, make, or inclose with hurdles.


clear, difficulty, help, bar, rise, burial vault, surmount, bank vault, interference, negotiate, traverse, move, thrive, barricade, wall, hamper, open, earthwork.

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