barrier bar
   (not recommended)
   use longshore bar.

Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.

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  • barrier bar — noun see barrier I, 2b …   Useful english dictionary

  • Barrier — Bar ri*er, n. [OE. barrere, barere, F. barri[ e]re, fr. barre bar. See {Bar}, n.] 1. (Fort.) A carpentry obstruction, stockade, or other obstacle made in a passage in order to stop an enemy. [1913 Webster] 2. A fortress or fortified town, on the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Barrier gate — Barrier Bar ri*er, n. [OE. barrere, barere, F. barri[ e]re, fr. barre bar. See {Bar}, n.] 1. (Fort.) A carpentry obstruction, stockade, or other obstacle made in a passage in order to stop an enemy. [1913 Webster] 2. A fortress or fortified town …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Barrier reef — Barrier Bar ri*er, n. [OE. barrere, barere, F. barri[ e]re, fr. barre bar. See {Bar}, n.] 1. (Fort.) A carpentry obstruction, stockade, or other obstacle made in a passage in order to stop an enemy. [1913 Webster] 2. A fortress or fortified town …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • barrier — [bar′ē ər, ber′ē ər] n. [ME barrere < OFr barriere < barre,BAR1] 1. Obs. a fortress, stockade, etc. for defending an entrance or gate 2. a thing that prevents passage or approach; obstruction, as a fence, wall, etc. 3. anything that holds… …   English World dictionary

  • bar — 1 / bär/ n often attrib 1 a: the railing in a courtroom that encloses the area around the judge where prisoners are stationed in criminal cases or where the business of the court is transacted in civil cases compare bench 1, dock …   Law dictionary

  • bar — n 1 Bar, barrier, barricade mean something which hinders or obstructs. Both bar and barrier apply to something that prevents free communication or passage; more specifically, bar frequently suggests a restriction of ingress or egress, while… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • barrier — /bar ee euhr/, n. 1. anything built or serving to bar passage, as a railing, fence, or the like: People may pass through the barrier only when their train is announced. 2. any natural bar or obstacle: a mountain barrier. 3. anything that… …   Universalium

  • barrier — bar|ri|er [ beriər ] noun count ** 1. ) a bar or gate that stops people or vehicles from entering a place: Fans broke through the barriers and rushed onto the field. a ) something that separates one thing from another: The river is the last… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Bar — (b[aum]r), n. [OE. barre, F. barre, fr. LL. barra, W. bar the branch of a tree, bar, baren branch, Gael. & Ir. barra bar. [root]91.] 1. A piece of wood, metal, or other material, long in proportion to its breadth or thickness, used as a lever and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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