speed bump

noun

Definition of speed bump

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

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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

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


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