(proper, place) The heavily fortified barrier that closed off West Berlin, erected by the Communists in 1961 to prevent East Germans from escaping to the West: it was opened in 1989 and subsequently demolished.
A wall constructed by the German Democratic Republic to keep East Germans from escaping to West Berlin.
(politics) Any barrier designed to keep people from crossing a border, e.g. the one proposed to keep people from crossing from Mexico into the United States.
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For a hostile questioner the Table Office can appear as insurmountable as the Berlin Wall.
When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, I was an undergraduate at Rice University.
The Berlin Wall is about to collapse and the Iron Curtain be ripped asunder.