What does the word Hinderance mean?

Usage examples for Hinderance

  1. There could be no doubt now that Napoleon had commenced retreating; he had profited by the night to remove the remnants of his army toward Leipsic, that they might still be able to cross the Saale without hinderance. – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  2. But there was a hinderance in the way of escape- the frightful mass of gold. – Timar's Two Worlds by Mór Jókai
  3. But why talk I to you thus, when he is almost in my grasp; and there is neither let nor hinderance? – Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia by William Gilmore Simms