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Noun: obstruction  ub'strúk-shun
  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

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