speed limit
noun Date: 1902 the maximum or minimum speed permitted by law in a given area under specified circumstances

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • speed limit — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ high, low ▪ legal ▪ 50 mph, 60 mph, etc. VERB + SPEED LIMIT ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • speed limit — n. 1) to enforce; establish a speed limit 2) to observe a speed limit 3) to exceed a speed limit * * * establish a speed limit to enforce to exceed a speed limit to observe a speed limit …   Combinatory dictionary

  • speed limit — noun (C) the fastest speed allowed by law on a particular piece of road: a 30 mph speed limit …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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  • speed limit — ribotas greitis statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Didžiausias taisyklių leidžiamas plaukimo greitis akvatorijoje arba laivakelyje. atitikmenys: angl. speed limit vok. beschränkte Geschwindigkeit, f rus. ограниченная скорость …   Sporto terminų žodynas

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