ribbon development
noun Date: 1927 a system of buildings built side by side along a road

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Ribbon development — means building houses along the roads radiating from a town. Ribbon development generated great concern in the UK during the 1920s and 30s, as well as in numerous other countries. Increasing motor car ownership meant that such houses would be… …   Wikipedia

  • ribbon development — noun building complex in a continuous row along a road • Hypernyms: ↑building complex, ↑complex * * * ˈribbon development 7 [ribbon development] noun countable …   Useful english dictionary

  • ribbon development — ribbon de.velopment n [U and C] BrE long lines of houses along the sides of a main road leading out of a town or city …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ribbon development — housing or commercial buildings built along a stretch of road. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • ribbon development — noun Brit. the building of houses along a main road …   English new terms dictionary

  • ribbon development — noun (U) BrE long lines of houses along the side of the main roads leading out of a city, or the practice of arranging houses in this way …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ribbon development — UK / US noun [uncountable] British a long row of houses built along a major road leading out of a city …   English dictionary

  • ribbon development — /ˈrɪbən dəvɛləpmənt/ (say ribuhn duhveluhpmuhnt) noun the unplanned building of houses, etc., along main roads leading out of large towns …   Australian English dictionary

  • ribbon building — noun see ribbon development * * * ribbon building or ribbon development noun Unplanned building, growth of towns, in long strips along the main roads • • • Main Entry: ↑ribbon * * * ribbon building, British. the building of a ribbon development …   Useful english dictionary

  • development — n. 1) arrested; economic; historical; intellectual; physical development 2) a housing development 3) (BE) a ribbon development ( line of similar buildings constructed along roads leading out of a town ) * * * [dɪ veləpmənt] economic historical… …   Combinatory dictionary

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