Jersey barrier

noun

Definition of Jersey barrier

: a concrete slab 32 inches high with slanted sides that is used in tandem with others to block or reroute traffic or to divide highways

First Known Use of Jersey barrier

1969, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Jersey barrier

New Jersey, U.S.

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“Jersey barrier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jersey%20barrier. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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