impedimenta

Definitions of impedimenta
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n the baggage and equipment carried by an army

Type of:
baggage
the portable equipment and supplies of an army

n any structure that makes progress difficult

Synonyms:
impediment, obstructer, obstruction, obstructor
Examples:
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Aswan High Dam
one of the world's largest dams on the Nile River in southern Egypt
Glen Canyon Dam
a large dam built in 1964 on the Colorado River in Arizona
Hoover Dam
a large dam built in 1933 on the Colorado River in Nevada
Dipylon gate
a gateway to the west of ancient Athens near which a distinctive style of pottery has been found
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bar
an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal
barrier
a structure or object that impedes free movement
blockade
prevents access or progress
block, blockage, closure, occlusion, stop, stoppage
an obstruction in a pipe or tube
encumbrance, hinderance, hindrance, hitch, incumbrance, interference, preventative, preventive
any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
obstacle
an obstruction that stands in the way (and must be removed or surmounted or circumvented)
tumbler
a movable obstruction in a lock that must be adjusted to a given position (as by a key) before the bolt can be thrown
balusters, balustrade, banister, bannister, handrail
a railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling
barricade
a barrier (usually thrown up hastily) to impede the advance of an enemy
breakwater, bulwark, groin, groyne, jetty, mole, seawall
a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away
breech closer, breechblock
a metal block in breech-loading firearms that is withdrawn to insert a cartridge and replaced to close the breech before firing
bulwark
a fencelike structure around a deck (usually plural)
clog
any object that acts as a hindrance or obstruction
crash barrier
a strong protective barrier that is erected around a racetrack or in the middle of a dual-lane highway in order to reduce the likelihood of severe accidents
dam, dike, dyke
a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea
fence, fencing
a barrier that serves to enclose an area
fender, wing
a barrier that surrounds the wheels of a vehicle to block splashing water or mud
grate, grating
a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air
hazard
an obstacle on a golf course
hurdle
a light movable barrier that competitors must leap over in certain races
lever, lever tumbler
a flat metal tumbler in a lever lock
movable barrier
a barrier that can be moved to allow passage
pin, pin tumbler
cylindrical tumblers consisting of two parts that are held in place by springs; when they are aligned with a key the bolt can be thrown
plug, stopper, stopple
blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
rail, railing
a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports
revetment
a barrier against explosives
barricade, roadblock
a barrier set up by police to stop traffic on a street or road in order to catch a fugitive or inspect traffic etc.
speed bump
a hindrance to speeding created by a crosswise ridge in the surface of a roadway
starting gate, starting stall
a movable barrier on the starting line of a race course
stumbling block
any obstacle or impediment
vapor lock, vapour lock
a stoppage in a pipeline caused by gas bubbles (especially a stoppage that develops in hot weather in an internal-combustion engine when fuel in the gas line boils and forms bubbles that block the flow of gasoline to the carburetor)
water jump
a pool or stream in a steeplechase or similar contest
Type of:
construction, structure
a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts

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