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(Automotive Engineering) Brit a surfaced verge running along the edge of a motorway for emergency stops
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|Noun||1.||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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