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headache bar

headache bar
 n.— «The city added a height restriction, designed to eliminate most of the trucks that would also violate the weight limit. They installed what’s euphemistically called a “headache bar,” a section of PVC pipe strung across the road.» —“Many drivers ignoring signs” Colorado Springs Gazette (Colorado) Nov. 4, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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