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Definition of guard rail noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


    guard rail

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  1. 1a rail placed on the edge of a path, a cliff, or a boat to protect people and prevent them falling over the edge
  2. 2a strong low fence or wall at the side of a road or between the two halves of a major road such as a highway or interstate
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