What does the word hindrance mean?

Usage examples for hindrance

  1. You shall make every appointment without let or hindrance. – Counsel for the Defense by 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 by 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 by Richard Marsh