Obstacle

Ob"sta*cle

(?), n. [F., fr. L. obstaculum, fr. obstare to withstand, oppose; ob (see Ob-) + stare to stand. See Stand. and cf. Oust, v.] That which stands in the way, or opposes; anything that hinders progress; a hindrance; an obstruction, physical or moral.
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If all obstacles were cut away.
And that my path were even to the crown.
Shak.
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Syn. -- Impediment; obstuction; hindrance; difficulty. See Impediment, and Obstruction.
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