Definition of guardrail
: 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
the car ran off the road, but fortunately only hit the guardrail
Recent Examples of guardrail from the Web
The crash took place just before 2 a.m., when the 2006 Ford F-150 struck a guardrail and flipped, police said.
Byrd's death is one of at least seven in three states linked to X-Lite guardrails.
The truck went through a guardrail into the center median and struck a concrete bridge abutment.
Slides and the crushing weight of the snowpack damaged guardrails in some places that serve as the lone barrier between the road and a precipitous drop that plunges hundreds of feet east of the park entrance.
The car hit the shoulder’s concrete curb and guardrail, overturned and came to a rest on its roof, blocking two lanes of the highway, Highway Patrol said.
A little after 10 p.m. local time a white van speeding on the London Bridge swerved into a crowd of pedestrians, then crashed into a guardrail near Borough Market.
The time has come to put some guardrails on step therapy in Ohio.
The car also braked suddenly, accelerated and nearly hit a guardrail.
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First Known Use of guardrail
GUARDRAIL Defined for English Language Learners
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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