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high hurdles

noun

, (used with a singular verb)
  1. a race in which runners leap over hurdles 42 inches (107 centimeters) high.


high hurdles

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of high hurdles1

First recorded in 1890–95

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Example Sentences

Dawson holds the local high-hurdles record at 19-1/4 sec., and Woolsey holds the low-hurdles record at 31 sec.

I consider Ferguson the surest man for the high hurdles, although Chase of Andover will be close upon him.

The high hurdles were being set and Stanley and five other boys were waiting at the head of the straight-way.

He captured the high hurdles in 18-3/5 secs., put the 16-lb.

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