Definition of barring preposition from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

barring

 preposition
preposition
BrE BrE//ˈbɑːrɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːrɪŋ//
 
 
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except for; unless there is/are Barring accidents, we should arrive on time. Word Origin late 15th cent.: from the verb bar + -ing.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: barring