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.
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Origin of obstacle race
First recorded in 1865–70
OTHER WORDS FROM obstacle raceobstacle racer, noun
Words nearby obstacle race
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British Dictionary definitions for obstacle race
a race in which competitors have to negotiate various obstacles
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