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barrier

BAR'RIER. [See bar]

1. In fortification, a kind of fence made in a passage or retrenchment, composed of great stakes, with transums or overthwart rafters, to stop an enemy.

2. A wall for defense.

3. A fortress or fortified town on the frontier of a country.

4. Any obstruction; any thing which confines, or which hinders approach,or attack; as constitutional barriers.

5. A bar to mark the limits of a place; any limit, or boundary; a line of separation.



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BAR'RIER. [See bar]

1. In fortification, a kind of fence made in a passage or retrenchment, composed of great stakes, with transums or overthwart rafters, to stop an enemy.

2. A wall for defense.

3. A fortress or fortified town on the frontier of a country.

4. Any obstruction; any thing which confines, or which hinders approach,or attack; as constitutional barriers.

5. A bar to mark the limits of a place; any limit, or boundary; a line of separation.

BAR'RI-ER, n. [Fr. barriere; It. barriera; Sp. barrera; a barrier; Sp. barrear, to bar or barricade. See Bar.]

  1. In fortification, a kind of fence made in a passage or retrenchment, composed of great stakes, with transoms or overthwart rafters, to stop an enemy. – Encyc.
  2. A wall for defense.
  3. A fortress or fortified town on the frontier of a country. – Swift.
  4. Any obstruction; any thing which confines, or which hinders approach, or attack; as, constitutional barriers. – Hopkinson.
  5. A bar to mark the limits of a place; any limit, or boundary; a line of separation. – Pope.

Bar"ri*er
  1. A carpentry obstruction, stockade, or other obstacle made in a passage in order to stop an enemy.
  2. A fortress or fortified town, on the frontier of a country, commanding an avenue of approach.
  3. A fence or railing to mark the limits of a place, or to keep back a crowd.

    No sooner were the barriers opened, than he paced into the lists.
    Sir W. Scott.

  4. Any obstruction; anything which hinders approach or attack.

    "Constitutional barriers." Hopkinson.
  5. Any limit or boundary; a line of separation.

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

    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.]

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Barrier

BAR'RIER. [See bar]

1. In fortification, a kind of fence made in a passage or retrenchment, composed of great stakes, with transums or overthwart rafters, to stop an enemy.

2. A wall for defense.

3. A fortress or fortified town on the frontier of a country.

4. Any obstruction; any thing which confines, or which hinders approach, or attack; as constitutional barriers.

5. A bar to mark the limits of a place; any limit, or boundary; a line of separation.

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