an insuperable barrier or obstacle, as to understanding.
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Origin of Chinese Wall
First recorded in 1905–10
Words nearby Chinese Wall
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Example sentences from the Web for Chinese Wall
But the Chinese-wall blockade was tripartite; not confined to closing of the ocean ports.Four Years in Rebel Capitals|T. C. DeLeon
British Dictionary definitions for Chinese Wall
a notional barrier between the parts of a business, esp between the market makers and brokers of a stock-exchange business, across which no information should pass to the detriment of clients
an insurmountable obstacle
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