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.

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Origin of obstacle race

First recorded in 1865–70

OTHER WORDS FROM obstacle race

obstacle 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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