dual carriageway


Definition of dual carriageway

chiefly British
: a divided highway

Examples of dual carriageway in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The extraordinary footage of the white van grinding along the bridge rail Tony Hawk-style, going within inches of falling onto the dual carriageway below, happened in Burton-Upon-Trent, Staffordshire. Fox News, "Video: Out of control van grinds bridge barrier like skateboarder," 16 July 2018

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First Known Use of dual carriageway

1933, in the meaning defined above

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“Dual carriageway.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dual%20carriageway. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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