speed bump

noun

Definition of speed bump

  1. :  a low raised ridge across a roadway (as in a parking lot) to limit vehicle speed

First Known Use of speed bump

1972


SPEED BUMP Defined for English Language Learners

speed bump

noun

Definition of speed bump for English Language Learners

  • : a low raised ridge across a road or parking lot that causes people to drive more slowly


SPEED BUMP Defined for Kids

speed bump

noun

Definition of speed bump for Students

  1. :  a low ridge built across a roadway (as in a parking lot) to limit vehicle speed



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