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hard shoulder

n
(Automotive Engineering) Brit a surfaced verge running along the edge of a motorway for emergency stops
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Noun1.hard shoulder - a paved strip beside a motorway (for stopping in emergencies)
berm, shoulder - a narrow edge of land (usually unpaved) along the side of a road; "the car pulled off onto the shoulder"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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Mowgli twisted his head and tried to see over his own hard shoulder, and Messua laughed again so long that Mowgli, not knowing why, was forced to laugh with her, and the child ran from one to the other, laughing too.
And we--we bear loyally what is apportioned unto us, on hard shoulders, over rugged mountains
And Ms Winterton failed to give any assurances about upgrading the A1 after admitting widening on stretches of the M1 and M62 in Yorkshire could be dumped for cheaper hard shoulder running.
Q I PULLED on to the hard shoulder the other day to take a phone call.
The man killed in a collision on the hard shoulder of the M4 has been named as Clive Williams.
The notorious M6 north of Birmingham is in line to be freed-up by allowing motorists to drive on the hard shoulder.
After partnering Zimbabwe, a home-bred of Sheikh Mohammed's, to victory by one and a half lengths for John Oxx, Murtagh followed up on hotpot Hard Shoulder, trained by Noel Meade for Dublin publican David Brennan.
SECRET plans for an express bus lane on the hard shoulder of Scotland's busiest motorway can be revealed today.
On the m1 motorway, an existing hard shoulder bus lane operates between ballyskeagh bridge and junction 1 broadway.
The Dubai Police have designed, and will introduce 20 new radars that can spot and record hard shoulder violations.
Around 6,287 cases of hard shoulder driving were recorded across the capital during the first 10 months of this year, the Abu Dhabi Police said on Thursday.
Dubai Policehave deployed mobile radars to catch out motorists driving down the hard shoulder.