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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hur·dle /ˈhɝdḷ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hur·dle n.
 1. A movable frame of wattled twigs, osiers, or withes and stakes, or sometimes of iron, used for inclosing land, for folding sheep and cattle, for gates, etc.; also, in fortification, used as revetments, and for other purposes.
 2. In England, a sled or crate on which criminals were formerly drawn to the place of execution.
 3. An artificial barrier, variously constructed, over which men or horses leap in a race.
 Hurdle race, a race in which artificial barriers in the form of hurdles, fences, etc., must be leaped.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hur·dle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hurdleed p. pr. & vb. n. Hurdleing ] To hedge, cover, make, or inclose with hurdles.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a light movable barrier that competitors must leap over in
           certain races
      2: an obstacle that you are expected to overcome; "the last
         hurdle before graduation"
      3: the act of jumping over an obstacle [syn: vault]
      v : jump a hurdle