guardrail

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noun guard·rail \ˈgärd-ˌrāl\

Definition of guardrail

  1. :  a railing guarding usually against danger; especially :  a barrier placed along the edge of a highway at dangerous points

Examples of guardrail in a sentence

  1. the car ran off the road, but fortunately only hit the guardrail

1860

First Known Use of guardrail

1860


GUARDRAIL Defined for English Language Learners

guardrail

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noun guard·rail \ˈgärd-ˌrāl\

Definition of guardrail for English Language Learners

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

  • : a strong bar or fence that prevents people from falling off a deck, bridge, etc.



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