traffic cone
noun Date: 1953 a conical marker used on a road or highway (as for indicating an area under repair)

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  • Traffic cone — Traffic cones are usually used to divert traffic. The reflective sleeves are for nighttime visibility; the bosses at the top ease handling and can be used for attaching caution tape …   Wikipedia

  • traffic cone — traffic .cone n a plastic object in the shape of a ↑cone that is put on the road to show where repairs are being done …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • traffic cone — traffic ,cone noun count an orange pointed object put on a road to keep traffic away, for example while the road is being repaired …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • traffic cone — traffic cones N COUNT A traffic cone is a plastic object with a pointed top that is placed on a road to prevent people from driving or parking there …   English dictionary

  • traffic cone — noun : a conical marker used on a road or highway (as for indicating an area under repair) * * * traffic cone noun A plastic cone used for guiding diverted traffic • • • Main Entry: ↑traffic * * * traffic cone UK US noun [countable] [singular …   Useful english dictionary

  • traffic cone — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms traffic cone : singular traffic cone plural traffic cones an orange pointed object put on a road to keep traffic away, for example while the road is being repaired …   English dictionary

  • traffic cone — noun A cone shaped marker, generally made out of plastic or rubber, that is placed on roads or footpaths to temporarily redirect traffic in a safe manner. Syn: toddler, road cone, safety cone, construction cone, pylon …   Wiktionary

  • traffic cone — noun (C) a plastic marker in the shape of a cone that is put on the road to show where repairs are being done …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cone — [ koun ] noun count * 1. ) an object with a circular base that rises to a point. Something in the shape of a cone is conical: a large building shaped like a cone a tower with a cone shaped roof 2. ) a cone shape that you put ice cream in and eat …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cone — ► NOUN 1) an object which tapers from a circular or roughly circular base to a point. 2) (also traffic cone) a plastic cone used to separate off sections of a road. 3) the cone shaped dry fruit of a conifer. 4) one of two types of light sensitive …   English terms dictionary

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