crash barrier

'crash .barrier
n BrE
a strong fence or wall built to keep cars apart or to keep them away from people, in order to prevent an accident

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • crash barrier — crash barriers N COUNT A crash barrier is a strong low fence built along the side of a road or between the two halves of a motorway in order to prevent accidents. [BRIT] (in AM, use guardrail) …   English dictionary

  • 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 * * * crash barrier noun A protective barrier, usu of steel,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Crash barrier — A crash barrier is a barrier on a road designed to prevent vehicles from leaving the roadway to improve road safety. Common sites for crash barriers are: * median separators on multi lane highways * bridge supports * mountain roadsThe design of… …   Wikipedia

  • crash barrier — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms crash barrier : singular crash barrier plural crash barriers British a low metal fence at the side of a road or along the middle of a motorway …   English dictionary

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

  • crash barrier — guard rail, rail along a road which protects a car in an accident …   English contemporary dictionary

  • crash barrier — noun Brit. a strong fence at the side of a road or in the middle of a dual carriageway or motorway …   English new terms dictionary

  • crash barrier — noun (C) BrE a strong fence or wall built to keep cars apart or to keep them away from people, in order to prevent an accident …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ˈcrash ˌbarrier — noun [C] British a low metal fence at the side of a road or along the middle of a motorway …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • crash barrier — /ˈkræʃ bæriə/ (say krash bareeuh) noun a strong protective fence erected by the sides of motor racing tracks and dangerous sections of roads; guardrail …   Australian English dictionary


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