ring road

noun
Updated on: 7 Jan 2018

Definition of ring road

chiefly British
: a highway skirting an urban area

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First Known Use of ring road

1905


RING ROAD Defined for English Language Learners

ring road

noun

Definition of ring road for English Language Learners

  • : a road that goes around a city or town


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