express lane


: an area in a store (such as a supermarket) where customers form a line that lets them pay for the things they are buying more quickly than other lanes
Customers with fewer than 12 items can use the express lane.

Examples of express lane in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For most places along the corridor, UDOT favored an expansion that would include five general lanes, an express lane and an auxiliary lane in certain areas in each direction. Jordan Miller, The Salt Lake Tribune, 6 Aug. 2023 Guests who don’t bring bags, purses or backpacks can enter through the express lane. Kimi Robinson, The Arizona Republic, 16 June 2023 Single-lane closures on I-465: From Monday to Friday, single-lane closures are expected overnight on I-465 eastbound/southbound near the express lane to move the barrier wall. Tony Cook, The Indianapolis Star, 15 Apr. 2023

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“Express lane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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