guardrail guard"rail` n. a railing placed alongside a stairway or road for safety.

Syn: safety rail. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • guardrail — [[t]gɑ͟ː(r)dreɪl[/t]] guardrails also guard rail N COUNT A guardrail is a railing that is placed along the edge of something such as a staircase, path, or boat, so that people can hold onto it or so that they do not fall over the edge …   English dictionary

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  • guardrail — noun Date: 1860 a railing for guarding against danger or trespass; especially a barrier (as of steel cables) placed along the edge of a highway at dangerous points …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • guardrail — /gahrd rayl /, n. 1. Also, guardrailing. a protective railing, as along a road or stairway. 2. Railroads. a rail laid parallel to a track to prevent derailment or to keep derailed rolling stock from leaving the roadbed. [1825 35; GUARD + RAIL1] * …   Universalium

  • guardrail — noun A rail placed alongside a dangerous place in order to improve safety …   Wiktionary

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