Middle English Dictionary Entry

hurdis n.
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(a) A wooden framework, a hurdle; (b) a hurdle used for defense in battles and sieges; also, a palisade, bulwark, or other structure made of hurdles; (c) a wooden bulwark or other structure on a ship to protect the crew in battle; ~ nail, a nail used in such a structure; (d) ?a hut or hovel; (e) a hurdle on which prisoners were dragged to execution; (f) ?wooden articles or utensils [?error for hord n. (1)].