curb cut

variants: or curb ramp
plural curb cuts or curb ramps

Definition of curb cut

1 : a ramp cut into a street curb to provide access (as for wheelchairs or strollers) between a sidewalk and the street … and only 20 percent of our sidewalks have curb cuts. We are far behind ADA standards.— Meredith Kurz The project also calls for the replacement of curb ramps at crosswalks around the parking lot and across from it …— Adrian Rodriguez
2 : a ramp cut into a street curb to provide vehicular access to a driveway or parking space Dan Gunsteen … is redeveloping the site for a new car wash. The proposal calls for a … vehicular driveway from Main Street utilizing the existing access location and a new full access from 17th Street. The current curb cuts would be closed.— Eric Schelkopf

First Known Use of curb cut

1924, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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17 Sep 2019

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