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OBSTRUCTOR

 Dictionary entry overview: What does obstructor mean? 

OBSTRUCTOR (noun)
  The noun OBSTRUCTOR has 2 senses:

1. someone who systematically obstructs some action that others want to take
2. any structure that makes progress difficult

  Familiarity information: OBSTRUCTOR used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OBSTRUCTOR (noun)


Sense 1obstructor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who systematically obstructs some action that others want to take

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

resister; obstructor; obstructionist; obstructer; thwarter

Hypernyms ("obstructor" is a kind of...):

controversialist; disputant; eristic (a person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "obstructor"):

naysayer (someone with an aggressively negative attitude)

stonewaller (one who stonewalls or refuses to answer or cooperate; someone who delays by lengthy speeches etc.)


Sense 2obstructor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any structure that makes progress difficult

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

impedimenta; obstruction; impediment; obstructer; obstructor

Hypernyms ("obstructor" is a kind of...):

construction; structure (a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "obstructor"):

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)


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