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
A 27-year-old Chula Vista man died after his pickup slid into a guardrail on State Route 15 near City Heights Saturday night.
The metal became loose when a truck lost control and struck a guardrail.
The truck then slammed the Cohens’ Buick, which was pushed into a guardrail and ended up in a grassy ditch.
The vehicle struck a guardrail and flipped on its top, according to police.
The two were northbound in a 2006 Ford F150 approaching Exposition Boulevard when the vehicle struck the guardrail, according to Officer Chad Hertzell, California Highway Patrol spokesman.
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.
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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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