median strip


: a paved or planted strip dividing a highway into lanes according to direction of travel

Examples of median strip in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since taking office, Inside Safe has moved 1,951 people off sidewalks, median strips and alleys in such areas as Echo Park, North Hollywood, Westlake, Van Nuys and South Los Angeles, according to figures compiled by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority covering the period that ended Nov. 30. David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times, 11 Dec. 2023 On Culver Boulevard in Del Rey, a median strip that was once home to dozens of people had a single tent last month. David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times, 11 Dec. 2023 Major cities clamored to place them along main avenues, including, in New York, in the median strips of Park Avenue in 1993. Stephen Kinzer,, 15 Sep. 2023 Massive solar panels line the median strip, soaking up the sun and channeling that energy into the L.A. Department of Water and Power’s grid. John Rossant, Los Angeles Times, 27 Aug. 2023 The shooting occurred about 9:45 a.m. on the east side of the circle, near the Washington Plaza Hotel, on a median strip among Massachusetts Avenue NW. Peter Hermann, Washington Post, 23 May 2022 Nearly two dozen tents had taken hold on San Vicente’s median strips and other rights of way. David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times, 12 May 2023 First, for replanting new trees on a median strip after the city removed old, bothersome Bradford Pear trees and for planting new grass on the strip. Myah Taylor, Dallas News, 3 July 2023 On a grassy median strip on the other side of the street, a cluster of about four tents remained. Summer Lin, Los Angeles Times, 13 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of median strip was in 1939

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“Median strip.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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