obstruction meaning

[ əb'strʌkʃən ] Pronunciation:   "obstruction" in a sentence
Noun: obstruction  ub'strúkshun
  1. Any structure that makes progress difficult
    - obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimenta 
  2. The physical condition of blocking or filling a passage with an obstruction
    - blockage 
  3. Something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted
    "the filibuster was a major obstruction to the success of their plan"
    - obstacle 
  4. The act of obstructing
    "obstruction of justice" 
  5. Getting in someone's way

Derived forms: obstructions

See also: obstruct

Type of: balk, baulk [Brit], check, construction, deterrent, handicap, hinderance, hindrance, impediment, interference, maneuver [US], manoeuvre [Brit, Cdn], physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state, play, structure

Encyclopedia: Obstruction


[Law]
n. The offence of causing or allowing a motor vehicle, trailer, or other object to stand on a road in such a way that it is likely to impede other road users or to use a vehicle on the road in a similar way (e.g.by driving unreasonably slowly). It is unnecessary to show that any other vehicle or person has in fact been obstructed. This offence is punishable by a fine. It is also an offence to leave a motor vehi• 1eon a road in such a position or in such circumstances that it is likely to cause danger to other road users. This offence requires a "notice of intended prosecution and punishable by fine, endorsement (which carries 3 penalty points under the totting-up system), and discretionary disqualification.

[Medicine]
n
1
a : an act of obstructing
b : a condition of being clogged or blocked ‹intestinal obstruction› ‹respiratory obstruction due to thyroid disease›
2 : something that obstructs

[Sports]
Baseball
When a member of the defensive team who is not involved in the play deliberately tries to stop or hinder an advancing base runner.

Examples

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  1. pneumomediastinum may cause caval obstruction.
  2. i saw an obstruction in the road.
  3. obstruction may be caused by chronic cicatrization.
  4. obstruction of the bile duct is associated with cholangitis.
  5. the traffic flowed round the obstruction in the road.

Related Words

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