sleeping policeman


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sleeping policeman

n, pl -men
(Automotive Engineering) a bump built across roads, esp in housing estates, to deter motorists from speeding. Also: road hump
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Translations

sleeping policeman

n (esp Brit) → dosso artificiale (per far diminuire la velocità)
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