traffic island
noun Date: 1931 island 2a

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • traffic island — n. a platform or marked area in a roadway, from which vehicular traffic is diverted so as to separate such traffic, or to protect pedestrians: cf. SAFETY ZONE …   English World dictionary

  • traffic island — traffic .island n a raised area in the middle of a road where people can wait until it is safe to cross …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • traffic island — traffic ,island noun count an area in the middle of a street where you wait until it is safe to cross …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • traffic island — ► NOUN ▪ a small raised area in the middle of a road which provides a safe place for pedestrians to stand …   English terms dictionary

  • Traffic island — A traffic island can be a median strip, a strip in the middle of a road. It can also be a narrow strip between roads that intersect at an acute angle. Some traffic islands may serve as refuge islands for pedestrians. Traffic islands are often… …   Wikipedia

  • traffic island — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms traffic island : singular traffic island plural traffic islands an area in the middle of a road where you can wait until it is safe to cross to the other side …   English dictionary

  • traffic island — noun a curbed area in a roadway from which traffic is excluded; provides safe area for pedestrians • Syn: ↑safety island, ↑safety isle, ↑safety zone • Hypernyms: ↑island • Part Holonyms: ↑roadbed …   Useful english dictionary

  • traffic island — a raised or marked off area between lanes of a roadway, used by pedestrians to get out of the flow of traffic, as a place for traffic signals, for separating lanes, etc. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • traffic island — noun A stretch of raised concrete in the middle of a roads used to prevent drivers from driving into oncoming traffic or private roads. Syn: refuge …   Wiktionary

  • traffic island — small surface in the middle of a road, intermediary stop for pedestrians crossing the street; division between opposite lanes of traffic …   English contemporary dictionary

  • traffic island — noun a small raised area in the middle of a road which provides a safe place for pedestrians to stand and marks a division between two streams of traffic …   English new terms dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”