speed limit

noun
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of speed limit

: the maximum or minimum speed permitted by law in a given area under specified circumstances

Examples of speed limit in a Sentence

  1. The speed limit here is 55 mph.

  2. She got a ticket for breaking the speed limit.

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First Known Use of speed limit

1902


SPEED LIMIT Defined for English Language Learners

speed limit

noun

Definition of speed limit for English Language Learners

  • : the highest speed at which you are allowed to drive on a particular road


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