multilane

adjective

mul·​ti·​lane ˌməl-tē-ˈlān How to pronounce multilane (audio)
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: having or involving more than one lane (see lane entry 1 sense 2b) for travel in each direction
a multilane highway/street/bridge
multilane traffic

Examples of multilane in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Huang, an engineer at Apple, bought his Tesla Model X in fall 2017 and drove it regularly to work along U.S. Highway 101, a crowded multilane freeway that connects San Francisco to the tech hubs of Silicon Valley. Trisha Thadani, Washington Post, 7 Apr. 2024 However, multilane roundabouts can still create issues if drivers shift lanes while in them — problems that Caltrans hopes the new turbo roundabout will eliminate. Luis Melecio-Zambrano, The Mercury News, 2 Jan. 2024 The multilane roads in places like Fairfax and Tysons Corner were much more the Lightning's element. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 5 Jan. 2024 The city was poised to level the area, widely considered a commercial slum, to build a multilane expressway spanning downtown Manhattan proposed by city planner Robert Moses. Zoë Lescaze, New York Times, 28 Sep. 2023 Perhaps nothing defines Los Angeles like the freeways: ribbons of asphalt and steel (and traffic jams) tying coast, valley and mountains together in a multilane, limited-access web. Eric A. Taub, New York Times, 30 Oct. 2023 Engineers and public officials jammed multilane roads, highways, and bridges into previously quiet neighborhoods in order to move as many cars as quickly as possible through cities. Janette Sadik-Khan, Foreign Affairs, 10 Feb. 2020 If crosswalks only come every quarter or half-mile, Hamann said, many people will opt to jaywalk through multilane roads. Maia Pandey, NBC News, 29 June 2023 For more than a quarter-mile, both sides of the multilane street were AfD territory. Ali Breland, The New Republic, 26 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of multilane was in 1929

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“Multilane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/multilane. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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