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, on the frontier of a country, commanding an avenue of approach. [1913 Webster]

3. pl. A fence or railing to mark the limits of a place, or to keep back a crowd. [1913 Webster]

No sooner were the barriers opened, than he paced into the lists. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

4. Any obstruction; anything which hinders approach or attack. ``Constitutional barriers.'' --Hopkinson. [1913 Webster]

5. Any limit or boundary; a line of separation. [1913 Webster]

'Twixt that [instinct] and reason, what a nice barrier! --Pope. [1913 Webster]

{Barrier gate}, a heavy gate to close the opening through a barrier.

{Barrier reef}, a form of coral reef which runs in the general direction of the shore, and incloses a lagoon channel more or less extensive.

{To fight at barriers}, to fight with a barrier between, as a martial exercise. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] ||


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