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Difference between Crash barrier and Crush barrier

crash barriera barrier erected along the side of a road or between the two halves of a motorway to prevent accidents:

  • The lorry hit the crash barrier and overturned.

crush barriera (temporary) barrier for restraining a crowd:

  • It was the day of the Ibrox Park disaster when 66 fans died leaving the ground when a crush barrier collapsed.

Note: The expression does not correlate in meaning with the phrase crush bar—a place in a theater for audiences to buy drinks in the intervals:

  • In the second interval he made his way to the crush bar.