crash barrier


Definition of crash barrier


  1. :  a strong metal bar along the side of a road that prevents vehicles from driving off the road :  guardrail

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to break violently and noisily :  smash

    :  to damage (an airplane) in landing

    :  to cause to make a loud noise

  1. :  a loud sound (as of things smashing)

    :  a breaking to pieces by or as if by collision

    :  an instance of crashing

  1. :  marked by a concerted effort and effected in the shortest possible time especially to meet emergency conditions

  1. :  a coarse fabric used for draperies, toweling, and clothing and for strengthening joints of cased-in books

  1. :  something material that blocks or is intended to block passage

    :  a natural formation or structure that prevents or hinders movement or action

    :  a medieval war game in which combatants fight on foot with a fence or railing between them

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