dual carriageway

noun

Definition of dual carriageway

chiefly British
: a divided highway

Examples of dual carriageway in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Birmingham’s city council plans to cut street parking and is considering carving bike lanes out of dual carriageway roads. The Economist, "The great land grab Walkers and cyclists are using the covid-19 crisis to swipe road space," 23 May 2020 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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25 May 2020

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“Dual carriageway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dual%20carriageway. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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