Jersey barrier


noun

a type of concrete barricade used especially as a highway divider to protect each side from traffic crossing over.

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Also called K-rail [key-reyl], /ˈkeɪˌreɪl/, traffic divider .

Origin of Jersey barrier

First recorded in 1965–70; so named because such barriers were first used on the (New) Jersey (Turnpike)
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