carriageway

noun
car·​riage·​way | \ˈker-ij-ˌwā, ˈka-rij-\

Definition of carriageway 

British

: 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

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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, "Uproar over new speed limits on French country roads," 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, "France’s contentious speed-limit reduction is a model for others," 2 June 2018 Tolls on the new roads mean that most Moroccans remain on clogged and dangerous carriageways. The Economist, "As Morocco’s economy slows, the jobless are getting restive," 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, NOLA.com, "Krewe du Vieux 2018: Take a virtual tour of the route with King 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, "Man Wrecks $288,000 Ferrari an Hour After Picking It Up," 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, "Can Letting Trucks Drive Faster Make Roads Safer?," 25 July 2014

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1739, in the meaning defined above

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