Definition of high hurdles in US English:

high hurdles

plural noun

  • treated as singular A race in which runners jump over hurdles 42 inches (107 cm) high.

    • ‘In high school Jaime set two Ohio Valley Athletic Conference track records for high hurdles and long jump, and earned an athletic scholarship to the Naval Academy in Maryland.’
    • ‘He also competed in the All-Ireland junior indoor events in Nenagh in January where he came second in the long jump and third in the high hurdles.’
    • ‘Kristi, a high school athlete in basketball, volleyball, softball and track (pole-vaulting, high hurdles, low hurdles and relay), won both to take the overall title.’
    • ‘Top sprinters were Idris Ojuriye and Edwin Banfo, while Ashley Healey returned to competition after major surgery to win the high hurdles.’
    • ‘She was allowed to compete in only three events - it was thought at the time that women were too frail to do more - and won gold medals in the javelin and the 80-meter high hurdles.’