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 Beijing now has seven concentric ring roads rippling outward from the Forbidden City. Andrew Moore, National Geographic, "To build the cities of the future, we must get out of our cars," 17 June 2019 Traffic on the city’s central ring road, while lighter than usual, was still heavy. Andrew Higgins, New York Times, "As Russia Braces for Coronavirus, Putin Lets Underlings Take the Heat," 30 Mar. 2020 Access to business can be gained from the mall’s ring road. cleveland.com, "Car wash planned for current LaFiesta site gets Richmond Heights Planning Commission recommendation," 4 July 2019 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

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First Known Use of ring road

1905, in the meaning defined above

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11 May 2020

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“Ring road.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ring%20road. Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of ring road

British : a road that goes around a city or town

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