Noun > Hurdle

Noun > Hurdle

1 a (count) : one of a series of barriers to be jumped over in a race

1 b the hurdles : a race in which runners must jump over hurdles

He won a medal in the high hurdles.

— usually used with a singular verb

The hurdles is his best event.

2 (count) : something that makes an achievement difficult

The company faces severe financial hurdles this year.

She overcame many hurdles (=obstacles) on her way to earning a college diploma.