guardrail


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guard·rail

 (gärd′rāl′)
n.
A protective railing, as on a staircase or along a highway.

guardrail

(ˈɡɑːdˌreɪl)
n
1. (Building) a railing at the side of a staircase, road, etc, as a safety barrier
2. (Railways) railways Also called (Brit): checkrail a short metal rail fitted to the inside of the main rail to provide additional support in keeping a train's wheels on the track

guard•rail

(ˈgɑrdˌreɪl)

also guard′rail`ing,



n.
a protective railing, as along a road or stairway.
[1825–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guardrail - a railing placed alongside a stairway or road for safetyguardrail - a railing placed alongside a stairway or road for safety
rail, railing - a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports
Translations

guardrail

[ˈgɑːdreɪl] Npretil m, baranda f

guardrail

guard rail [ˈgɑːrdreɪl] n [staircase, boat, path] → barrière f de sécurité

guardrail

[ˈgɑːdˌreɪl] nguardrail m inv
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