obstacle race

[ ob-stuh-kuhl reys ]

  1. a 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, mud pits to cross, or ropes or walls to climb.

Origin of obstacle race

First recorded in 1865–70

Other words from obstacle race

  • ob·sta·cle rac·er, noun

Words Nearby obstacle race

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How to use obstacle race in a sentence

  • Almost from the first it became an obstacle race, a hurdle race, a long-distance endurance race, all in one.

    White Fire | Roy J. Snell

British Dictionary definitions for obstacle race

obstacle race

  1. a race in which competitors have to negotiate various obstacles

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