Chinese wall

noun

Definition of Chinese wall

: a strong barrier especially : a serious obstacle to understanding

First Known Use of Chinese wall

1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Chinese wall

Chinese Wall, a defensive wall built in the 3rd century b.c. between China and Mongolia

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“Chinese wall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chinese%20wall. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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