median strip

noun

Definition of median strip 

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

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Police stopped Jeffries after making a left turn over a median strip at the intersection of Lake Cook and Waukegan roads. Steve Sadin, chicagotribune.com, "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, chicagotribune.com, "'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, latimes.com, "Uber chose to disable emergency braking system before fatal Arizona robot car crash, safety officials say," 24 May 2018 The bike lanes and the median strip (also painted on and now difficult to see) were added. Christopher Bonanos, Daily Intelligencer, "What New York Should Learn From the Park Slope Crash That Killed Two Children," 30 Mar. 2018 In the video, the victim, Elaine Herzberg, 49, appears to be illegally jaywalking from a median strip across two lanes of traffic on a dark road. Russ Mitchell, latimes.com, "Experts say video of Uber's self-driving car killing a pedestrian suggests its technology may have failed," 22 Mar. 2018 The man’s vehicle rolled over onto the median strip north of exit 14 just before 8 p.m., a State Police spokesman said. Maddie Kilgannon, BostonGlobe.com, "Man seriously injured after vehicle rolls over in Hingham," 11 Mar. 2018 Irrigation of median strips by cities and counties. Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle, "California, drying out again, weighs permanent ban on wasting water," 20 Feb. 2018 She also is charged with felony vandalism for damaging a median strip in trying to cross into oncoming traffic, Bridgett said. CBS News, "California woman charged with killing driver in suicide attempt," 2 Feb. 2018

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1939, in the meaning defined above

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median strip

noun

English Language Learners Definition of median strip

: 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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