Definition of crash barrier in English:

crash barrier

noun

British
  • A strong fence at the side of a road or in the middle of a dual carriageway or motorway, intended to reduce the risk of serious accidents.

    • ‘Should this mean that all roads should be made into dual-carriage-ways with central crash barriers?’
    • ‘A temporary crash barrier has been placed on the hard shoulder, which is only effective up to 50 mph, therefore speed restrictions are imperative.’
    • ‘As the car left the road it mounted a crash barrier and hit the concrete support of a footbridge, leaving the boys trapped.’
    • ‘Motorists are being warned to expect delays as safety work is undertaken on the crash barriers along one of Bury's busiest roads.’
    • ‘The trust is now calling for more biker-friendly crash barriers to be erected on bends and near junctions.’
    • ‘All those crash barriers and gravel traps don't come cheap.’
    • ‘His vehicle had, somehow, come off the motorway, missing the crash barriers, plunged down an embankment and through a wooden fence into the field he was now standing in.’
    • ‘It needs crash barriers between the two directions of traffic.’
    • ‘It crossed lanes and hit a crash barrier on the hard shoulder.’
    • ‘The car was trapped between the top of the lorry's cab and a crash barrier at the side of the road.’
    • ‘However, road safety experts remain divided about the benefits of crash barriers over the presence of a wide unprotected central reservation.’
    • ‘He commented that quite a lot of the crash barrier that ran along the road had been dislodged and that some barrier poles were flattened.’
    • ‘No one was injured, but long tailbacks built up while the road was cleared and the crash barriers repaired.’
    • ‘They found a Porsche motor vehicle that had collided with a roadside crash barrier.’
    • ‘Rush-hour traffic built up today as the outside lane in both directions was closed for repairs to the crash barrier.’
    • ‘A lorry carrying metal crash barriers arrived and police began to fence in those on the pavement.’
    • ‘The materials used to make the lamp-posts are also used to make crash barriers on motorways and blades for wind turbines.’
    • ‘With a shower of sparks, the door scraped the crash barrier on the edge of the road.’
    • ‘The sight of rusty, corroded handrails, street lamp poles, signs and crash barriers is a source of constant frustration to the New Zealander.’
    • ‘Repairs are needed to the some of the crash barriers involved in the accident, which could mean the proposed midday reopening being put back well into the afternoon.’

Pronunciation

crash barrier