obstacle race


noun

a foot race in which the contestants are prevented in a specific way from covering the full course at top speed, as by having hurdles to jump, sacks enclosing the legs, or potatoes to pick up.

Nearby words

  1. obsolescence,
  2. obsolescent,
  3. obsolete,
  4. obstacle,
  5. obstacle course,
  6. obstet.,
  7. obstetric,
  8. obstetric conjugate,
  9. obstetric conjugate of outlet,
  10. obstetrical

Origin of obstacle race

First recorded in 1865–70

Related formsobstacle racer, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for obstacle race

obstacle race

noun

a race in which competitors have to negotiate various obstacles
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