roadwork
noun Date: 1802 1. work done in constructing or repairing roads 2. conditioning for an athletic contest (as a boxing match) consisting mainly of long runs

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • roadwork — n. running to do roadwork (the boxer did roadwork every day) * * * [ rəʊdwɜːk] [ running ] to do roadwork (the boxer did roadwork every day) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • roadwork — noun a) The construction or maintenance done to roads. The traffic jam was caused by roadwork being done during rush hour. b) Exercise such as running and jogging done on the roads. The athlete needed to get home early to do his roadwork before… …   Wiktionary

  • roadwork — /rohd werrk /, n. 1. work, as construction or repairs, done on a road. 2. a conditioning exercise for an athlete consisting of running considerable distances in areas that are reasonably free of obstructions or traffic, as fields or country roads …   Universalium

  • roadwork — road|work [ roud,wɜrk ] noun uncount AMERICAN repairs that are done to the surface of a road …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • roadwork — n. construction done on a road, repairs made to a road; exercise routine comprised of running for long distances through open areas …   English contemporary dictionary

  • roadwork — noun 1》 (roadworks) Brit. repairs to roads or to utilities under roads. 2》 athletic exercise or training involving running on roads …   English new terms dictionary

  • roadwork — noun roadworks (plural) BrE repairs that are being done to a road …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • roadwork — road•work [[t]ˈroʊdˌwɜrk[/t]] n. a conditioning exercise for an athlete, esp. a boxer, consisting of running considerable distances on roads • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

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