car·​riage·​way ˈker-ij-ˌwā How to pronounce carriageway (audio)
: the part of a road used by vehicular traffic

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 That last one, piloting an American-size SUV down narrow carriageways from Bloomsbury to Richmond, was the only stretch of expensive misery. Curbed, 31 May 2023 On Sunday, October 9, corgi owners from across Britain convened on The Mall—the lengthy carriageway that leads from Trafalgar Square to Buckingham Palace—to walk their faithful friends along the route by which the Queen made her final journey to Windsor Castle last month. Vogue, 12 Oct. 2022 Once complete, the eight-lane carriageway – four in each direction – will be India’s longest, and is expected to reduce travel time between the two cities to 12 hours, cutting the entire journey by half. Rhea Mogul, CNN, 14 Feb. 2023 At Keney Park, the carriageway conceived by Olmsted’s firm for open-air clip-clopping is now a popular spot for another kind of public display. Alexandra Lange, The New Yorker, 29 Apr. 2022 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1563, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of carriageway was in 1563

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“Carriageway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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