feminine noun
1. barrier (obstáculo); crossing gate (fail); fence (de campo, casa)
  • poner barreras a algo (figurative) -> to erect barriers against something, to hinder something
  • barreras arancelarias -> tariff barriers
  • barrera del sonido -> sound barrier
2. = barrier around the edge of a bullring
3. wall (sport) (de jugadores)

barrera [bar-ray’-rah]
1. Clay-pit. (f)
2. Barrier, circular paling within which bullfights are performed. (f)
3. Mound or heap of earth from which saltpetre is extracted. (f)
4. Cupboard with shelves where crockery is kept. (f)
5. Barricade, barrier, parapet. (f)
6. Barrier, a bar to mark the limits of a place. (f)
7. Tollgate, barrier, turnpike. (f)
  • Barrera antiaérea -> flak
  • Barrera sónica -> sonic barrier
  • Salir a barrera -> (Met.) to expose oneself to public censure

1 (obstáculo) barrier
levantó la barrera para dejarnos pasar he lifted the barrier to let us through; crema barrera barrier cream; contraconcepción o anticonceptivo de barrera barrier contraception; método anticonceptivo de barrera barrier method
se superó la barrera del 50% de participación
ya ha traspasado la barrera de los treinta he has passed the 30-year-old mark
la ciclista gala se convierte de esa forma en la primera en superar la barrera de los 47 kilómetros
barrera aduanera barrera arancelaria tariff barrier
barrera comercial trade barrier
barrera coralina coral reef
barrera de color colour o color bar; (EEUU)
barrera de contención containing wall
barrera del sonido sound barrier
este avión supera o traspasa o rompe la barrera del sonido this plane can break the sound barrier
barrera de seguridad safety barrier
barrera generacional generation gap
barrera protectora safety barrier
barrera racial colour o color bar; (EEUU)
2 (en carretera) roadblock
barrera de peaje barrera de portazgo toll gate; turnpike
3 (Ferro) crossing gate
4 (Taur) (valla) barrier; (primera fila) first row
5 (Dep) [de jugadores] wall
6 (Mil) (barricada) barricade; (parapeto) parapet
barrera de fuego barrage
barrera de fuego móvil creeping barrage
7 (impedimento) barrier; obstacle
poner barreras a algo to hinder sth; obstruct sth

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