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hurdle

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)
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hur=dle

CIDE DICTIONARY

hurdlen. [OE. hurdel, hirdel, AS. hyrdel; akin to D. horde, OHG. hurt, G. hÜrde a hurdle, fold, pen, Icel. hur door, Goth. haúrds, L. cratis wickerwork, hurdle, Gr. , Skr. kt to spin, ct to bind, connect. Crate, Grate, n.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  In England, a sled or crate on which criminals were formerly drawn to the place of execution.  Bacon.  [1913 Webster]
  •  An artificial barrier, variously constructed, over which men or horses leap in a race.  [1913 Webster]
Hurdle race, a race in which artificial barriers in the form of hurdles, fences, etc., must be leaped.
hurdlev. t. 
     To hedge, cover, make, or inclose with hurdles.  Milton.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

hurdle, n. & v.
--n.
1 Athletics a each of a series of light frames to be cleared by athletes in a race. b (in pl.) a hurdle-race.
2 an obstacle or difficulty.
3 a portable rectangular frame strengthened with withes or wooden bars, used as a temporary fence etc.
4 hist. a frame on which traitors were dragged to execution.
--v.
1 Athletics a intr. run in a hurdle-race. b tr. clear (a hurdle).
2 tr. fence off etc. with hurdles.
3 tr. overcome (a difficulty).

Etymology
OE hyrdel f. Gmc

THESAURUS

hurdle

Highland fling, and jump, bar, barrier, block, blockade, bottleneck, bounce, bound, broad jump, buck, buckjump, capriole, catch, check, clear, complication, conquer, cordon, curtain, curvet, demivolt, determent, deterrent, difficulty, down, drawback, flying jump, galliard, gelandesprung, grand jete, hamper, handicap, handspring, hang-up, hazard, high jump, hindrance, hippety-hop, hitch, hop, impediment, interference, jete, jig, joker, jump, jump over, jump shot, jump turn, jump-hop, jump-off, lavolta, leap, leap over, leapfrog, lick, long jump, lop, master, morris, mountain, negotiate, objection, obstacle, obstruction, obstructive, one small difficulty, over, overjump, overleap, overskip, pole vault, pounce, pounce on, pounce upon, restraint, rub, running broad jump, running high jump, saut de basque, ski jump, skip, snag, spring, start, start aside, start up, steeplechase, stumbling block, stumbling stone, surmount, throw, tour jete, traverse, updive, upleap, upspring, vault

ROGET THESAURUS

hurdle

Vehicle

N vehicle, conveyance, carriage, caravan, van, common carrier, wagon, waggon, wain, dray, cart, lorry, truck, tram, cariole, carriole, limber, tumbrel, pontoon, barrow, wheel barrow, hand barrow, perambulator, Bath chair, wheel chair, sedan chair, chaise, palankeen, palanquin, litter, brancard, crate, hurdle, stretcher, ambulance, black Maria, conestoga wagon, conestoga wain, jinrikisha, ricksha, brett, dearborn, dump cart, hack, hackery, jigger, kittereen, mailstate, manomotor, rig, rockaway, prairie schooner, shay, sloven, team, tonga, wheel, hobbyhorse, go-cart, cycle, bicycle, bike, two-wheeler, tricycle, velocipede, quadricycle, equipage, turn-out, coach, chariot, phaeton, break, mail phaeton, wagonette, drag, curricle, tilbury, whisky, landau, barouche, victoria, brougham, clarence, calash, caleche, britzka, araba, kibitka, berlin, sulky, desobligeant, sociable, vis-a-vis, dormeuse, jaunting car, outside car, dandi, doolie, dooly, munchil, palki, roller skates, skate, runabout, ski, tonjon, vettura, post chaise, diligence, stage, stage coach, mail coach, hackney coach, glass coach, stage wagon, car, omnibus, fly, cabriolet, cab, hansom, shofle, four-wheeler, growler, droshki, drosky, dogcart, trap, whitechapel, buggy, four-in-hand, unicorn, random, tandem, shandredhan, char-a-bancs, motor car, automobile, limousine, car, auto, jalopy, clunker, lemon, flivver, coupe, sedan, two-door sedan, four-door sedan, luxury sedan, wheels, sports car, roadster, gran turismo, jeep, four-wheel drive vehicle, electric car, steamer, golf cart, electric wagon, taxicab, cab, taxicoach, checker cab, yellow cab, station wagon, family car, motorcycle, motor bike, side car, van, minivan, bus, minibus, microbus, truck, wagon, pick-up wagon, pick-up, tractor- trailer, road train, articulated vehicle, racing car, racer, hot rod, stock car, souped-up car, bob, bobsled, bobsleigh, cutter, double ripper, double runner, jumper, sled, sledge, sleigh, toboggan, train, accommodation train, passenger train, express trail, special train, corridor train, parliamentary train, luggage train, freight train, goods train, 1st class train, 2nd class train, 3rd class train, 1st class carriage, 2nd class carriage, 3rd class carriage, 1st class compartment, 2nd class compartment, 3rd class compartment, rolling stock, horse box, cattle truck, baggage car, express car, freight car, parlor car, dining car, Pullman car, sleeping car, sleeper, dome car, surface car, tram car, trolley car, box car, box wagon, horse car, bullet train, shinkansen, cannonball, the Wabash cannonball, lightning express, luggage van, mail, mail car, mail van, shovel, spool, spatula, ladle, hod, hoe, spade, spaddle, loy, spud, pitchfork, post hole digger, tractor, steamshovel, backhoe, fork lift, earth mover, dump truck, bulldozer, grader, caterpillar, trench digger, steamroller, pile driver, crane, wrecking crane.


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