median strip


Definition of 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 The man’s vehicle flipped over in the median strip west of Ohio 36. Joan Rusek, cleveland, "Vehicle flips over after reported road rage on U.S. 422: Bainbridge Township Police Blotter," 18 Dec. 2019 The median strips of 128 and 495 should have light rail/bus lines with stations at all the exits., "The Globe Spotlight Team’s series on our region’s transportation crisis,," 3 Dec. 2019 On the median strip on the highway, next to the drive-through at McDonald’s, and crossing roads all over the place — even in the city., "“Just beep your horn a few times and he should move out of the way,” the police officer told me.," 7 Nov. 2019 The plants are in the median strip and there are metal guard rails. Gary Richards, The Mercury News, "This cyclist ran into me, and I’m at fault? Roadshow," 5 Aug. 2019 In neighborhoods, residents were trying to position vehicles on higher ground, which often means parking on median strips that are just one or two feet above the street. Tim Craig, Washington Post, "Anxiety grips New Orleans as residents flee city, brace for heavy rain and hurricane-force winds," 12 July 2019 Police stopped Jeffries after making a left turn over a median strip at the intersection of Lake Cook and Waukegan roads. Steve Sadin,, "Police: 2 charged with DUI in Deerfield," 21 May 2018 If the permitting goes as planned, Duster said, the impressionistic bronze-and-granite monument will be erected next year in the median strip on South Langley Avenue at 37th Street. Peter Slevin,, "'You can’t just gloss over this history': The movement to honor Ida B. Wells gains momentum," 18 June 2018 The woman, 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg, emerged at night from planted shrubbery on a divided highway median strip and into traffic. Russ Mitchell,, "Uber chose to disable emergency braking system before fatal Arizona robot car crash, safety officials say," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of median strip

1939, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of median strip was in 1939

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31 Dec 2019

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“Median strip.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of median strip

US : a grassy or paved area that divides a highway so that traffic going in one direction is kept separate from traffic going in the opposite direction

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