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suicide barrier

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Definition of suicide barrier in English:

noun

A fencelike structure or horizontal net attached to a bridge, tower, or other tall building to prevent suicide attempts: officials approved $5 million in federal funding to design a suicide barrier on the Golden Gate Bridge
More example sentences
  • Various public health officials have been agitating for at least seven years to have suicide barriers erected on the bridge.
  • The faster they put up suicide barriers around that span the better.
  • And yes, it'll probably be somewhat less beautiful with suicide barriers.

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