dual carriageway
noun Date: 1933 chiefly British a divided highway

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  • dual carriageway — dual carriageways also dual carriageway N VAR A dual carriageway is a road which has two lanes of traffic travelling in each direction with a strip of grass or concrete down the middle to separate the two lots of traffic. [BRIT] (in AM, use… …   English dictionary

  • dual carriageway — n BrE a main road that has two lines of traffic travelling in each direction, with a narrow part between them that has no traffic American Equivalent: divided highway …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dual carriageway — BRITISH a DIVIDED HIGHWAY …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dual carriageway — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ a road consisting of two or more lanes in each direction, with a dividing strip separating the two directions …   English terms dictionary

  • Dual carriageway — A typical British dual carriageway with central barrier on the A63(T) near Hull, England …   Wikipedia

  • dual carriageway — noun a highway divided down the middle by a barrier that separates traffic going in different directions in Britain they call a divided highway a dual carriageway • Syn: ↑divided highway • Hypernyms: ↑highway, ↑main road * * * ˌdual ˈcarriageway… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dual carriageway — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms dual carriageway : singular dual carriageway plural dual carriageways British a road with two or more lanes (= lines) of traffic going in each direction, separated by a piece of land in the middle. The American …   English dictionary

  • dual-carriageway — see dual carriageway …   English dictionary

  • dual carriageway — Brit. See divided highway. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • dual carriageway — noun A road in which the two directions of traffic are separated by a central barrier or strip of land, known as a central reservation or median. Syn: divided hig …   Wiktionary

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