AskDefine | Define guardrail

Dictionary Definition

guardrail n : a railing placed alongside a stairway or road for safety [syn: safety rail]

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Alternative spellings


  1. A rail placed alongside a dangerous place in order to improve safety.


a rail placed alongside a dangerous place in order to improve safety
  • Norwegian: gelender, rekkverk

Extensive Definition

Guardrail can refer to

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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