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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.
Dubai Police's specialist hard shoulder cameras have snared 90 drivers a day on average
A NEW winter road safety campaign is being rolled out in Yorkshire with drivers being warned they are putting their lives at risk if they use the hard shoulder to undertake gritters.
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.
They are targeting gritter undertakers who put lives at risk by swerving to the hard shoulder to avoid being hit by salt.
A new winter road safety campaign is being rolled out in the West Midlands today, warning drivers they could be putting their lives at risk if they use the hard shoulder to undertake gritters.
Violation of rules on the hard shoulder leads to fatal accidents, especially on highways.
show dogs, including a Crufts winner, were killed when an articulated lorry ploughed into a motorhome on the hard shoulder of the M40.
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.
Sharjah: A new radar system introduced on Tuesday by Sharjah Police will be able to catch drivers who use the hard shoulder -- a practice which puts lives at risk.