crash barrier

noun
a strong protective barrier that is erected around a racetrack or in the middle of a dual-lane highway in order to reduce the likelihood of severe accidents
Hypernyms: ↑barrier

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crash barrier noun
A protective barrier, usu of steel, placed eg along the edge of a road or the central reservation of a motorway
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Main Entry:crash

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crash barrier UK US noun [countable] [singular crash barrier plural crash barriers] british
a low metal fence at the side of a road or along the middle of a motorway
Thesaurus: fences and boundarieshyponym parts of roads and road systemsmeronym farm buildings and structures where animals are kepthyponym

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crash barrier,
British. a guardrail on a highway or airport runway.

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noun, pl ⋯ -ers [count]
Brit :guardrail

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ˈcrash barrier [crash barrier crash barriers] (BrE) (NAmE ˈguard rail) noun
a strong low fence or wall at the side of a road or between the two halves of a major road such as a ↑motorway or ↑interstate
See also:guard rail

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • crash barrier — noun A barrier on the side of a road, to keep vehicles on the road …   Wiktionary

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