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Noun
  1. Something that impedes or prevents entry or passage

      1. An upright structure of masonry, wood, plaster, or other building material serving to enclose, divide, or protect an area, especially a vertical construction forming an inner partition or exterior siding of a building.
      2. A continuous structure of masonry or other material forming a rampart and built for defensive purposes.
      3. A structure of stonework, cement, or other material built to retain a flow of water.
      1. To travel or pass across, over, or through:
      2. To move to and fro over; cross and recross:
      3. To go up, down, or across (a slope) diagonally, as in skiing.
      1. To close (an opening or hole) by covering, filling in, or plugging up:
      2. To constrict (an opening or orifice):
      3. To obstruct or block passage on (a road, for example).
      1. A dead or partly dead tree that is still standing.
      2. A tree or a part of a tree that is sunken in or protrudes above a body of water and is a danger to navigation.
      3. A snaggletooth.
      1. Something that stands in the way of or holds up progress:
      1. Something that impedes; a hindrance or obstruction.
      2. Something that obstructs the making of a legal contract.
      3. A physical defect, especially one that interferes with speech.
      1. A light portable barrier over which competitors must leap in certain races.
      2. A race in which a series of such barriers must be jumped without the competitors' breaking their stride.
      3. A leaping step made off one foot as means of maximizing spring at the end of an approach, as to a dive.
      1. The act of hindering:
      2. The condition of being hindered.
      3. Something that hinders; an impediment.
      1. To prevent the free movement, action, or progress of:
      2. Necessary but encumbering equipment on a ship.
      1. An obstruction or hindrance.
      2. A weight, such as a block, attached to the leg of an animal to hinder movement.
      3. A heavy, traditionally wooden-soled shoe.
      1. The act of obstructing.
      2. An obstruction.
      1. A solid piece of a hard substance, such as wood, having one or more flat sides.
      2. Such a piece used as a construction member or as a support.
      3. Such a piece upon which chopping or cutting is done:
      1. A material formation or structure, such as a mountain range or wall, that prevents passage or access.
      2. Something immaterial that obstructs or impedes:
      3. A membrane, tissue, or mechanism that blocks the passage of certain substances.
      1. A usually improvised structure set up, as across a route of access, to obstruct the passage of an enemy or opponent.
      2. A usually temporary structure set up to restrict or control the movement of people or conveyances:
      3. Something that serves as an obstacle; a barrier:
      1. A relatively long, straight, rigid piece of solid material used as a fastener, support, barrier, or structural or mechanical member.
      2. A solid oblong block of a substance or combination of ingredients, such as soap or candy.
      3. Any of various flat baked confections that are typically dense and harder than cakes and served cut into rectangular pieces.
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Another word for obstruction

Noun
  1. The act of obstructing

      1. To move a piece placing (an opponent's king) under threat of being taken on the next move with no way of escape or defense possible.
      2. To defeat completely.
      3. A move in chess that checkmates an opponent's king.
      1. The intentional denying of access to a network, networked device such as a switch, router, circuit, or networked resource, such as a database.
      2. In reference to a voice switch (see Figure B-2) or other device intentionally engineered to block some call attempts during the busiest hour of the day.This approach involves the concept of Grade of Service (GoS), which is the probability of blockage during the busy hour, expressed as a decimal fraction of the calls anticipated to be blocked. See also busy hour, GoS, and non-blocking.
      3. A characteristic of a switch that is not able to handle simultaneous connections for all attached devices or all switch ports.
      1. The act of evading by going around (bypassing).
      2. The act of prevailing over another by arts, address, or fraud; deception; fraud; imposture; delusion.
  2. That which obstructs

      1. A barricade or obstruction across a road set up to prevent the escape or passage, as of a fugitive or enemy troops.
      2. An obstruction in a road, as fallen rocks or trees.
      3. Something, such as a situation or condition, that prevents further progress toward an accomplishment.
      1. The condition or quality of being difficult:
      2. Something not easily done, accomplished, comprehended, or solved:
      3. A troublesome or embarrassing state of affairs, especially of financial affairs:
      1. The act of hindering:
      2. The condition of being hindered.
      3. Something that hinders; an impediment.
      1. Something that stands in the way of or holds up progress: