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A typical crash barrier
 
A crash barrier with lower protection for bikers.

EtymologyEdit

From quitamiedos (crash barrier) (quitar (to get rid of) +‎ miedos (fears)), changing miedos (fears) by vidas (lifes). Due to the crash barriers cause the death of the bikes and cyclists.

NounEdit

quitavidas m (plural quitamiedos)

  1. (derogatory) crash barrier, guardrail, traffic barrier
    • 2007 June 12, Eduardo Casado, “Un cartagenero inventa un quitamiedos que no mutila a los motoristas”, in 20 Minutos[1]:
      Los amantes de las motos llaman a los quitamiedos quitavidas o guillotinas.
      Motorcycle fans call crash barriers lifetakers or guillotines.

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