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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.
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speed′ bump`

a rounded ridge built crosswise into the pavement of a road to force vehicles to slow down.
[1965–70, Amer.]
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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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A controversial speed bump in Callander was knocked loose this week as calls to get rid of it mounted.
"I hit a speed bump and lost control of my front wheel," he said.
Developers building homes on a new estate in Lower Hopton - scene of a recent flood - have installed a hefty speed bump and painted it so that no driver has any excuse for not seeing it.
Mixed reaction to speed bump installation plans As part of a traffic-calming scheme, speed bumps are to be installed on Whinhall Road and Burnfoot Road in Airdrie.
placed a speed bump in front of his residence, on the main street, without municipal permission.
Design engineer Mynor Castro invented the Pit-Ballistic Undercarriage Lanyard, or the Pit-Bul, which masquerades as an innocuous speed bump but which can stop vehicles going up to 45 miles per hour, Castro said.
A Massachusetts mother saved her two-year-old twin daughters after she laid herself on the ground as a 'speed bump' to stop her car from rolling into the traffic with her children still buckled inside the car.
"The angle of the bump's rise is no longer viable when the edges of it are worn away, or when the road surface in front of or after the speed bump has deteriorated and become just another pothole."
CAIRO: Two Muslims were killed and eight injured in what started out as an altercation over a speed bump, and turned into a sectarian conflict on Tuesday in Abo Korkas city, Minya.
One reason can be ruled out, it's not some real estate scandal to sell homes by getting people to slow down and look at them because almost all homes with their own "speed bump" are owned.