ring road

noun

Definition of ring road 

chiefly British

: a highway skirting an urban area

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The ring road starts and ends at Village Hall, 14240 W. 151st St., and contains parking spaces and decorative lighting. Michelle Mullins, Daily Southtown, "Homer Glen OKs $2.6 million for new playground, sensory garden; work to begin soon," 13 July 2018 The drive along Cairo’s ring road is one sign of a paradoxical problem. The Economist, "Why Arab states have lots of expensive villas," 14 June 2018 And thousands of free garage and surface parking spaces are available or in the works all around the complex, made possible when Cordish cemented a long-term lease with the mall for more acreage and moved a ring road around the property. Meredith Cohn, baltimoresun.com, "Cordish Companies to open Live Hotel, adding to casino complex in Hanover," 3 June 2018 Stop and see the horses when driving along Highway 1 (the ring road) between Reykjavik and Vik. Liz Dufour, USA TODAY, "WOW Air stopover: Photos of 82 hours in Iceland," 25 May 2018 Yet after just losing Craig Bellamy to Liverpool, Mark Hughes declared that Bentley had absolutely no escape route from Blackburn - home to the A6078 ring road and Bee Centre - and would likely never be allowed to leave. SI.com, "Pascal Chimbonda & 24 Other Classic Premier League Players You'd Forgotten: No. 12 - David Bentley," 24 May 2018 The first time my dad rode his Vincent to the Ace, which was on a ring road in northwest London, an argument was taking place out front, where bikes were lined up in gleaming rows. Rachel Kushner, The New Yorker, "Finding Yourself in Film," 4 June 2017 After gaining control of most of the province’s districts in 2017, the Taliban now threatens the provincial capital, important provincial roads and the national ring road, which connects Mazar-e-Sharif in the north and Herat in the west. Ehsanullah Amiri, WSJ, "Coordinated Suicide Bomb Attacks in Kabul Kill at Least Six People," 9 May 2018 Also, parts of Cairo's ring road were shut down for several hours, forcing some travelers to spend the night in their cars. Fox News, "Heavy rains pummel Cairo and parts of Egypt," 25 Apr. 2018

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1905, in the meaning defined above

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ring road

noun

English Language Learners Definition of ring road

: a road that goes around a city or town

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