obstacle course
noun Date: 1943 a military training course filled with obstacles (as hurdles, fences, walls, and ditches) that must be negotiated; broadly a series of obstacles that must be overcome

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • obstacle course — obstacle courses 1) N COUNT In a race, an obstacle course is a series of obstacles that people have to go over or round in order to complete the race. 2) N COUNT: usu sing If you refer to a situation as an obstacle course, you mean that it is… …   English dictionary

  • obstacle course — n. 1. a physical exercise course with barriers, ditches, and other obstacles, used to train military personnel 2. any situation or course of action that presents obstacles or obstructions …   English World dictionary

  • obstacle course — n 1.) a line of objects which people have to jump over, climb through etc in a race 2.) a series of difficulties which must be dealt with to achieve a particular aim 3.) an area of land with special equipment that soldiers must run through, climb …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • obstacle course — obstacle ,course noun count 1. ) a series of objects or structures that you have to get over, under, or through in a race or in a training exercise 2. ) a series of problems that you have to deal with in order to succeed in something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Obstacle course — An obstacle course is a series of challenging physical obstacles an individual or team must navigate usually while being timed. Obstacle courses can include running, climbing, jumping, crawling, swimming, and balancing elements with the aim of… …   Wikipedia

  • obstacle course — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms obstacle course : singular obstacle course plural obstacle courses 1) a series of objects or structures that you have to get over, under, or through in an obstacle race or in a training exercise 2) a series of… …   English dictionary

  • obstacle course — noun (C) 1 a line of objects which runners in an obstacle race have to jump over, climb through etc 2 a series of difficulties which must be dealt with to achieve a particular aim 3 AmE an assault course …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • obstacle course — track made up of various physical challenges to be overcome in an obstacle race …   English contemporary dictionary

  • obstacle course — 1. a military training area having obstacles, as hurdles, ditches, and walls, that must be surmounted or crossed in succession. 2. Informal. an event, situation, course of action, or the like that presents many challenges or difficulties. * * * …   Universalium

  • obstacle course — ob′stacle course n. 1) mil a military training area having obstacles, as hurdles and ditches that must be surmounted or crossed in succession 2) cvb inf an event, situation, or the like with many challenges …   From formal English to slang

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