Jersey-barrier definition

A protective concrete barrier used as a highway divider and a means of preventing access to a prohibited area.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of jersey-barrier - New Jersey barrier

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
jersey-barrier

Origin of jersey-barrier

  • From the fact that they were first used on the New Jersey Turnpike, an important toll road in New Jersey

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition