median strip

noun

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 Authorities said a firearm recovered outside the tent was the weapon used in the killing, which occurred about 9:45 a.m. on a median strip at 14th Street and Massachusetts Avenue NW, on the east side of the circle. Peter Hermann, Washington Post, 25 May 2022 The driver lost control on the exit ramp, crossed Wilkens Avenue and struck the median strip. Mary Carole Mccauley, baltimoresun.com, 9 Oct. 2021 The elevated portion of the tracks rise about 16 feet (5 meters) above a median strip and roadway in the poor southern borough of Tlahuac. Mark Stevenson, USA TODAY, 17 June 2021 Across the street, past the median strip, there is a liquor store, a market, a clothing store with a food truck, a U.S. Post Office, a community health center, farm equipment supplier N&S Tractor and a Pentecostal church. Los Angeles Times, 6 Oct. 2021 The elevated portion of the tracks rise about 16 feet (5 meters) above a median strip and roadway in the poor southern borough of Tlahuac. Mark Stevenson, USA TODAY, 17 June 2021 Protesters dwindled in number, though a handful kept up a vigil in a median strip. Washington Post, 8 Sep. 2021 The elevated portion of the tracks rise about 16 feet (5 meters) above a median strip and roadway in the poor southern borough of Tlahuac. Mark Stevenson, USA TODAY, 17 June 2021 The elevated portion of the tracks rise about 16 feet (5 meters) above a median strip and roadway in the poor southern borough of Tlahuac. Mark Stevenson, USA TODAY, 17 June 2021 See More

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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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Last Updated

31 May 2022

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“Median strip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/median%20strip. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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