Part of speech: noun

The act of hindering; an obstacle.

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Usage examples "hindrance":

  1. You shall make every appointment without let or hindrance. - "Counsel for the Defense", Leroy Scott.
  2. After a while, seeing that he did not return, and being assured that some mischief or hindrance must have befallen him, they made an attempt to climb the cliff after him, having noted which way he went. - "The High Deeds of Finn and other Bardic Romances of Ancient Ireland", T. W. Rolleston.
  3. Should a necessity suddenly arise for prompt and immediate action, that Lessingham would prove a hindrance rather than a help I felt persuaded. - "The Beetle A Mystery", Richard Marsh.