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bar·ri·er / ˈbarēər/ • n. a fence or other obstacle that prevents movement or access. ∎  a circumstance or obstacle that prevents communication or that keeps people or things apart: a language barrier. ∎  something that prevents progress or success: the cultural barriers to economic growth. ∎  the starting gate of a racecourse. ∎  (in full barrier island) a long narrow island lying parallel and close to the mainland, protecting the mainland from erosion and storms. PHRASES: break the barrier pass or exceed a significant level or amount: the Tokyo stock exchange reopened to break the 5000-yen barrier.

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barrier.
1. Fence or material obstruction to bar the advance of persons or objects, or to prevent access.

2. Passage de queue, to break the rush of persons entering, e.g. a theatre.

3. External defence, palisade, or stockade.

4. Gate at which tolls or custom duties were collected.

5. Boundary.

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barrier A general term that describes a depositional feature standing on the seaward side of a coastline. See barrier bar; barrier beach; barrier island; barrier reef; bayhead barrier; and baymouth barrier.

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barrier General term for a depositional feature standing on the seaward side of a coastline. See BARRIER BAR; BARRIER BEACH; BARRIER ISLAND; BARRIER REEF; BAYHEAD BARRIER; and BAYMOUTH BARRIER.

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barrier XIV (bar(r)ere). — AN. barrere, (O)F. barrière, f. *barra BAR1.

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