noun (used with a singular verb) Track.
a race in which runners leap over hurdles 42 inches (107 cm) high.
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Compare low hurdles.
Origin of high hurdles
First recorded in 1890–95
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(functioning as singular) a race in which competitors leap over hurdles 42 inches (107 cm) high
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