ring road

noun

chiefly British
: a highway skirting an urban area

Examples of ring road in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Selfoss: Gateway To The South A major stop on Iceland’s route 1 ring road, Selfoss is home to nearly 10,000 people and is growing fast as a calmer alternative to Reykjavik. David Nikel, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2024 Upstream, just outside the Paris ring road, La Peripherique, stretches of the Bièvre in the suburbs of Arcueil and Gentilly, have recently been reopened, according to the Friends of the Bièvre. Ulrike Lemmin-Woolfrey, Condé Nast Traveler, 30 Nov. 2023 As Paris’ famed ring road celebrates its 50th anniversary, officials are planning major changes to the périphérique that are intended to encourage more carpooling that will go into effect following the 2024 Summer Olympic Games. Chris O'Brien, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2023 The traffic filter plans spearheaded by Enright were aimed at encouraging drivers to use the ring road to get around the city rather than cut across it. Patrick Smith, NBC News, 2 July 2023 The other two are in the middle of the property with one next to the interior ring road of the mall. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, 10 Apr. 2023 The water, a slim current running along Beijing’s often-congested innermost ring road, may not look like an ideal spot for a dip. New York Times, 25 June 2022 Aldermen on the City Council Building, Zoning and Economic Development Committee have recommended a revision in the final plan for multi-family housing on the north side of the mall that will reshape the ring road that has for years circled the mall campus. Steve Lord, Chicago Tribune, 29 July 2022 The 1,400-mile-long ring road has been ruined by decades of war and neglect. National Geographic, 13 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ring road was in 1905

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“Ring road.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ring%20road. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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