safety island

noun

variants or less commonly safety isle
: an area within a roadway from which vehicular traffic is excluded (as by pavement markings or curbing) in order to provide an area of safety for pedestrians or to channel traffic flow

Word History

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of safety island was in 1893

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“Safety island.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/safety%20island. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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