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, 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, 16 July 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dual carriageway was in 1933

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“Dual carriageway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dual%20carriageway. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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