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speed bump

An artificial ridge set crosswise into the surface of a street, parking lot, or driveway to make the operators of vehicles drive at a slow speed. Also called speed hump.

speed′ bump`

a rounded ridge built crosswise into the pavement of a road to force vehicles to slow down.
[1965–70, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.speed bump - a hindrance to speeding created by a crosswise ridge in the surface of a roadwayspeed bump - a hindrance to speeding created by a crosswise ridge in the surface of a roadway
hinderance, hindrance, preventative, preventive, encumbrance, incumbrance, interference, hitch - any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
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(spiːd) noun
1. rate of moving. a slow speed; The car was travelling at high speed.
2. quickness of moving.
1. (past tense, past participles sped (sped) ˈspeeded) to (cause to) move or progress quickly; to hurry. The car sped/speeded along the motorway.
2. (past tense, past participle ˈspeeded) to drive very fast in a car etc, faster than is allowed by law. The policeman said that I had been speeding.
ˈspeeding noun
driving at (an illegally) high speed. He was fined for speeding.
ˈspeedy adjective
done, carried out etc quickly. a speedy answer.
ˈspeedily adverb
ˈspeediness noun
ˈspeed bump noun
a raised part across the road to make drivers slow down.
ˈspeed trap noun
a device used by the police to catch drivers exceeding the speed limit.
speedometer (spiːˈdomitə) noun
an instrument on a car etc showing how fast one is travelling.
speed uppast tense, past participle ˈspeeded
1. to increase speed. The car speeded up as it left the town.
2. to quicken the rate of. We are trying to speed up production.
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"The speed limit through this section has been reduced from 40mph to 30mph to ensure the safe operation of the new crossing and, as an additional safety feature, 'speed hump' markings have also been employed.
Some people are getting mistaken between a speed hump and a speed cushion.
And one in four (25%) people who have driven over a speed hump said it damaged their car.
(i) Conducting a field study to examine the impact of speed hump characteristics on hump-crossing speed for different vehicles types
Tenders are invited for project includes completing the installation of a total of two (2) speed humps; work also includes the installation of thermoplastic speed hump pavement markings and pavement legends and a total of four (4) sign posts with various speed hump warning signs and placards.
The special committee's head, Abdulaziz al-Sada, who is also a consultant for Safety Operations and Traffic Control in the Roads Maintenance Department at Ashghal, said 102 requests were rejected and 223 are pending field inspection to assess if there is a real need for a speed hump.
Cardiff council wants to build two new zebra crossings in Station Road in Llandaff North and upgrade the existing zebra crossing to include a speed table - a type of a speed hump.
I approached the speed hump without slowing down as there was no marking on it and realised its presence too late.
Q MY son was driving last week and took a speed hump too fast resulting in a cracked sump.
THE speed hump could face extinction after the launch of a moveable "bump" which rewards slow drivers.
Al Kuwari also proposed the implementation of a regular speed hump along Road 1908 Block 919 and flat speed humps along Roads 2101 & 2103 in Block 921 and Mashtan Avenue.
At the moment, the council spends thousands of pounds installing speed humps to calm traffic, what is a pothole but an inverted speed hump?