car·​riage·​way | \ ˈker-ij-ˌwā How to pronounce carriageway (audio) , ˈka-rij- \

Definition of carriageway

: the part of a road used by vehicular traffic

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Examples of carriageway in a Sentence

an American who apparently was not used to driving in England, as he was traveling down the wrong side of the carriageway
Recent Examples on the Web The wheel is small and the steering quick, meaning my hands can remain in place even while navigating a couple of roundabouts that lead me to a wide, smooth two-lane carriageway. Alistair Charlton, Forbes, 11 May 2021 On Friday, the carriageway doors to Pat O’Brien’s will swing open again, and staff wearing the bar's traditional emerald green jackets and new face masks will welcome people back to its famous French Quarter courtyard. Ian Mcnulty,, 4 Sep. 2020 On a straight stretch of single-carriageway road, lined with sycamores, cars tear along above the 90kph (55mph) speed limit, dodging oncoming traffic to overtake. The Economist, 31 May 2018 From July 1st, the limit on single-carriageway rural roads will be reduced from 90kph (55mph) to 80kph (see article). The Economist, 2 June 2018 Tolls on the new roads mean that most Moroccans remain on clogged and dangerous carriageways. The Economist, 1 Mar. 2018 Of particular interest is 2231 Royal, a one-of-a-kind 1830s townhouse with a central carriageway and raised basement, as well as the two solid circa-1850s Greek Revival structures on either side of the Elysian Fields intersection. Richard Campanella,, 23 Jan. 2018 Local police wrote on Facebook that they were called to a single vehicle collision with reports that the vehicle had left the carriageway and burst into flames. Kate Samuelson, Fortune, 28 July 2017 That would have an especially big impact on single carriageways, which, among high-speed roads in the UK, have the most severe accidents. Alex Davies, WIRED, 25 July 2014

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First Known Use of carriageway

1739, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of carriageway was in 1739

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18 May 2021

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“Carriageway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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