speed bump


Definition of speed bump

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

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That number brag should translate to a decent speed bump that keeps up with some of the more complex photo and video processing software in these phones. Wired, "How to Pick the Right iPhone 11 and Where to Preorder It," 12 Sep. 2019 For his part, Shelby endured any number of speed bumps in enlisting Miles for the wacky but enticing Ford project. Todd Mccarthy, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Ford v Ferrari': Film Review | Telluride 2019," 31 Aug. 2019 Their efforts to get Corbata off the ground in St. Paul and California, however, have hit a few proverbial speed bumps. Frederick Melo, Twin Cities, "Corbata offers an alternative to Uber and Lyft, if it can get licensed in St. Paul," 27 July 2019 Logan Webb hits a speed bump: Webb struggled in his second career Major League start, allowing six hits — including two home runs to A’s center fielder Mark Canha — four earned runs and two walks. Curtis Pashelka, The Mercury News, "Giants takeaways: Evan Longoria visualizes success, bullpen starts to settle down," 25 Aug. 2019 For example, Portland will install rubber speed bumps and plastic wands at 40 traffic lights this year to try and slow down left-turning vehicles (20% of pedestrian crashes happen when drivers fail to yield to pedestrians). oregonlive.com, "3 people die in crashes hours after Portland celebrates traffic safety plan," 14 June 2019 Power increases from 190 kW to 250 kW, or from about 255 to 335 horsepower, and so the cars' top speed bumps from 140 mph to 174 mph. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "This Is the Year Electric Car Racing Gets Real," 11 Dec. 2018 There are plans to get signatures from nearby homeowners on a petition to ask the City Council to approve installation of speed bumps along Roland Road. Vincent T. Davis, ExpressNews.com, "Once in ruins, San Antonio’s Eastview Cemetery restored to sacred resting place," 15 Aug. 2019 Those speed bumps aside, my Stadia experience felt no different than using an at-home console, and that’s the point. Nick Statt, The Verge, "Google Stadia hands-on: near-flawless Doom Eternal running on a Chromebook," 11 June 2019

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First Known Use of speed bump

1972, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of speed bump

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

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Kids Definition of speed bump

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

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