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guardrail
American English: /ˈɡɑrdreɪl/
British English: /ˈɡɑːdreɪl/

Translation of guardrail in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 (in staircase)
    (in roads etc)
    barrera (feminine) de seguridad or de protección
    Example sentences
    • The vehicle skidded and collided with the interstate guard rail.
    • Above us, the guard rail of the elevated east-bound lane was shredded, making it look like the Lincoln had torn through it and nose-dived into the bus.
    • The driver lost control under icy road conditions, the van hit the guard rail and flipped over.
  • 2
    (British English) (Railways)
    contracarril (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • With the boat beached and the bow tilted up, a guard rail prevented him from taking aim at the enemy.
    • It was amazing to see men, women, and children alike chasing the moving bus, hopping on to the steps, then pulling themselves into the vehicle by using the guard rail or the door as a level of sorts.
    • If not, consider putting up a guard rail or steel posts to reduce this risk.

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