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Meaning of obstacle race

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.
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