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high hurdles

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noun (used with a singular verb) Track.
  1. a race in which runners leap over hurdles 42 inches (107 cm) high.
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Origin of high hurdles

First recorded in 1890–95
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British Dictionary definitions for high hurdles

high hurdles

noun
  1. (functioning as singular) a race in which competitors leap over hurdles 42 inches (107 cm) high
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