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obstacle race: Meaning and Definition of

ob'stacle race"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.