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obstacle

Brit a fence or hedge used in showjumping

What does it mean when you dream about an obstacle?

Dreaming about encountering an obstacle can reflect feelings of being blocked in our waking life. Can also involve the ways we block ourselves, or, alternatively, indicate uncertainty and inhibitions.

obstacle

[′äb·stə·kəl]
(navigation)
In air operations, a natural or artificial object which by its geographical location requires that its vertical dimension be considered in establishing the permissible flight paths in an area; this leads to the concept of the fictitious height for various obstacles; for example, a moving vehicle 17 feet high is assumed to be on an interstate highway 15 feet high, and thus the area is assumed to have an obstacle 32 feet high.

obstacle

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Obstacles as they are depicted on charts.
An existing object, object of natural growth, or terrain at a fixed geographical location, or one that is expected at a fixed location within a prescribed area with reference to which a vertical clearance is or must be provided during flight operations. The objects in question can be permanent or temporary. Also called an obstruction.
References in classic literature ?
Thinking of this on the river-bank, in connection with the distressing scene which I had just had with Alicia, I found that the mysterious obstacle at which she had hinted, the mysterious life led by her father, and the mysterious top of the house that had hitherto defied my curiosity, all three connected themselves in my mind as links of the same chain.
She has said No, because there is some obstacle in her way.
I don't deny," he said, "that there are some serious obstacles in your way.
Have you heard of any obstacle to the contemplated marriage of Mr.
Up to the first obstacle, the stream, he could not guide the motions of his mare.
If I give them cause to think themselves suspected a second time, there's no knowing what obstacles they may not throw in my way-- the women especially.
THE column that had butted stoutly at the obstacles in the roadway was barely out of the youth's sight before he saw dark waves of men come sweeping out of the woods and down through the fields.
The obstacles she had encountered, the insults she had endured, were only as fuel to the purpose of revenge which consumed her.
Koner, triumphantly demonstrated the feasibility of the journey, its chances of success, the nature of the obstacles existing, the immense advantages of the aerial mode of locomotion, and found fault with nothing but the selected point of departure, which it contended should be Massowah, a small port in Abyssinia, whence James Bruce, in 1768, started upon his explorations in search of the sources of the Nile.
The Negro boy has obstacles, discouragements, and temptations to battle with that are little know to those not situated as he is.
The obstacles in the way of his desire seemed to him purely artificial, and yet he could see no way of removing them.
Without this unerring guide the Scarecrow and his comrades might never have gained the Emerald City; for many were the obstacles thrown in their way by the arts of old Mombi.