hard shoulder


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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!
On these stretches there isn't a hard shoulder at all and if you need to stop you should pull over in a refuge, get to the next services or leave at the next junction.
In my view, a gradual programme to install a hard shoulder along the A55 is much more important - for no other reason than it would save lives.
In one case cited a driver stopped on the hard shoulder after realising his car insurance policy was expiring - and was ringing around for quotes to renew.
A MAN has died after he was hit by a car on the hard shoulder of one of Britain's busiest motorways.
Today the Welsh Assembly Government reveals it does not have the cash to make a hard shoulder on the road - the main artery through North Wales.
She begged them to let her use the hard shoulder so she could make her matinee in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.
Under the plans, motorists could be charged to use the "new" lane unless they have passengers and the use of variable speed limits could be expanded - but the congested A1 Western Bypass does not have a hard shoulder.
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.