Jersey barrier

noun

: 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

Word History

Etymology

New Jersey, U.S.

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Jersey barrier was in 1969

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“Jersey barrier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jersey%20barrier. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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