Definition of Hurdle race
1. Noun. A footrace in which contestants must negotiate a series of hurdles.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Hurdle Race
hurdle race (current term)
Literary usage of Hurdle race
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Annual Report by Ohio State Board of Agriculture (1909)
"hurdle race —ONE MILE DASH. Time — 1.511%. Time — 1.4714. RUNNING-ONE MILE DASH. Entered by Name of Animal. RUNNING —HALF MILE HEATS. Time—.50, .50, .50%. ..."
2. Journal by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1860)
"For a Foot hurdle race, one mile, over 14 hurdles, £5; presented by the Right Hon. ... For a Foot hurdle race, half a mile, over 8 hurdles :—Prize for the ..."
3. The American in England by Alexander Slidell Mackenzie (1835)
"Pavilion—Palace—Stables—A fine Day—hurdle race—High Wind —The Race—The Esplanade—Return to London—Conversation on the Road. THE Pavilion at Brighton is much ..."
4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"In all hurdle-race courses there shall be not less than eight flights of hurdles ... No hurdle race is worth so much as the Grand National or the Lancashire ..."
5. The Church at Play: A Manual for Directors of Social and Recreational Life by Norman Egbert Richardson (1922)
"hurdle race. 54. Wand Twist. 55. Hanker Throw. 56. Tug of War. 57. Rooster Fight. 58. Chinese Get Up. 59. Catch Penny. 60. Say Jack Horner. 61. ..."