traffic island


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traffic island

n.
A raised area over which cars may not pass, placed at a junction of thoroughfares or between opposing traffic lanes.
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traffic island

n
(Civil Engineering) a raised area in the middle of a road, designed as a guide for traffic and to provide a stopping place for pedestrians
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traf′fic is`land


n.
a raised or marked-off area between lanes of a roadway, used as a safety island, for separating lanes, etc.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.traffic island - a curbed area in a roadway from which traffic is excludedtraffic island - a curbed area in a roadway from which traffic is excluded; provides safe area for pedestrians
island - a zone or area resembling an island
roadbed - a bed supporting a road
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Translations
جَزيرَة مُرور
dopravní ostrůvek
trafikø
umferîareyja
cestný ostrov
orta kaldırım

traffic island

nsalvagente m, isola f spartitraffico inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

traffic

(ˈtrӕfik) noun
1. vehicles, aircraft, ships etc moving about. There's a lot of traffic on the roads / on the river.
2. trade, especially illegal or dishonest. the drug traffic.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈtrafficked
to deal or trade in, especially illegally or dishonestly. They were trafficking in smuggled goods.
ˈtrafficker noun
a usually illegal or dishonest dealer. a trafficker in drugs.
traffic island
a small pavement in the middle of a road, for pedestrians to stand on on their way across.
traffic jam
a situation in which large numbers of road vehicles are prevented from proceeding freely.
traffic lights
lights of changing colours for controlling traffic at road crossings etc. Turn left at the traffic lights.
traffic wardenwarden
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The youth was ordered to clean the street, repair damaged infrastructure and re-landscape a traffic island. Image Credit: Courtesy: Abu Dhabi Police
WORK has started to reinstate a traffic island which was controversially removed two years ago.
A business is celebrating 10 years as sponsor of a town's prominent traffic island.
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The traffic island in front of the church and the betting shop on Goodison Road is currently surrounded by roadworks, as preparation work for the eagerlyawaited Holy Trinity statue takes place.
Ms Cox, 36, reported her error after she followed a white road sign marked Cowbridge Road East on to the wrong side of a traffic island.
Mr Bolton has spoken out about his safety concerns after a mum and her two children suffered cuts and bruises after their car hit an unlit traffic island with a missing bollard in Marsden last month.
Westminster City Council has allowed the display of sculptures on the traffic island in 1998, 2012 and 2014 and has also allowed a menorah to be put there during the Jewish festival of Chanukah.
Mike McQuaid A boozy driver crashed into a traffic island but kept going with part of a railing embedded in the car and smoke pouring from the bonnet.
Because Nuneaton is home to the UK's best TRAFFIC ISLAND.
Previously there was a traffic Island in the centre of the road which should have been enough to ensure it could be crossed safely had it not been for the proximity of the nearby bus stops.