movable barrier

Definitions of movable barrier

n a barrier that can be moved to allow passage

Dipylon gate
a gateway to the west of ancient Athens near which a distinctive style of pottery has been found
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a movable barrier used in motor racing; sometimes placed before a dangerous corner to reduce speed as cars pass in single file
a swinging or sliding barrier that will close the entrance to a room or building or vehicle
a movable barrier in a fence or wall
a movable barrier covering a hatchway
car door
the door of a car
cargo door
door used to load or unload cargo
cargo hatch
hatch opening into the cargo compartment
double door
two vertical doors that meet in the middle of the door frame when closed
fire door
a fire-resistant door that can be closed to stop the spread of a fire
French door
a light door with transparent or glazed panels extending the full length
head gate
a gate upstream from a lock or canal that is used to control the flow of water at the upper end
interior door
a door that closes off rooms within a building
a gate that can be locked
lichgate, lychgate
a roofed gate to a churchyard, formerly used as a temporary shelter for the bier during funerals
gate consisting of an iron or wooden grating that hangs in the entry to a castle or fortified town; can be lowered to prevent passage
a small gate in the rear of a fort or castle
revolver, revolving door
a door consisting of four orthogonal partitions that rotate about a central pivot; a door designed to equalize the air pressure in tall buildings
screen, screen door
a door that consists of a frame holding metallic or plastic netting; used to allow ventilation and to keep insects from entering a building through the open door
sliding door
a door that opens by sliding instead of swinging
storm door
an extra outer door for protection against severe weather or winter
swing door, swinging door
a door that swings on a double hinge; opens in either direction
tailboard, tailgate
a gate at the rear of a vehicle; can be lowered for loading
tail gate
a gate downstream from a lock or canal that is used to control the flow of water at the lower end
tollbar, tollgate
a gate or bar across a toll bridge or toll road which is lifted when the toll is paid
trap door
a hinged or sliding door in a floor or ceiling
(from 16th to 19th centuries) gates set across a road to prevent passage until a toll had been paid
a gate consisting of a post that acts as a pivot for rotating arms; set in a passageway for controlling the persons entering
wicket, wicket door, wicket gate
small gate or door (especially one that is part of a larger door)
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a structure or object that impedes free movement

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