A hazard to quick or forceful motion

Gordon ducked back behind the thorns. He drew his revolver and held his right wrist with his left hand until his breathing settled. The spare ammo was heavy in his breast pocket.A hazard to quick or forceful motion, the thicket yielded as he settled back against it, heedless of a few more little scratches.--from <the postman> by David Brin
Does the 'hazard ' here means the 'possible danger caused by his immediate attack on those bandits'? many thanks.

  • Cagey

    post mod (English Only / Latin)
    English - US
    The thicket is a hazard to quick or forceful motion.

    The thicket is a danger to quick or forceful motion; it may prevent quick motion, or make it go wrong in some manner.
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