ring road


Definition of ring road

chiefly British
: a highway skirting an urban area

Examples of ring road in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The towers are clustered around plazas on a network of winding streets and footpaths that is bound by Serdiuka Street to the west, the city ring road to the east, the Rodnychok Pond to the south and marshland to the north. James Verini, New York Times, 19 May 2022 Iceland’s 800-mile-long ring road circles the entire country. David Nikel, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 Near the ring road that surrounds the capital, trucks with rocket launchers parked in fields and released a fusillade toward Russian forces’ position to the northwest. Los Angeles Times, 10 Mar. 2022 The community’s small population, opponents of the development say, owes more to the unusual conditions for residency than to the lack of the ring road that the government wants to plow through trees. New York Times, 5 Mar. 2022 Russian tanks stood near the city's ring road, the mayor said, adding that the subway stations were the safest places for residents. NBC News, 25 Feb. 2022 Wide boulevards and a 22-mile ring road without cars. Michael M. Phillips, WSJ, 2 Jan. 2022 The only way to get from one segment to another would be via a ring road that runs around the perimeter. Camille Squires, Quartz, 6 Oct. 2021 An extensive ring road around Afghanistan was funded by multiple grants and donors, totaling billions during the course of the war. Nick Paton Walsh, CNN, 7 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of ring road

1905, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ring road was in 1905

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3 Jul 2022

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“Ring road.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ring%20road. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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