traffic cone


Definition of traffic cone

: a conical marker used on a road or highway (as for indicating an area under repair)

Examples of traffic cone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As has been the practice for all East Carolina home run hitters all season, teammates put an orange traffic cone over Francisco's head upon his return to the dugout. Eric Olson, ajc, 5 June 2021 One woman was seen in the video posted online striking Brannon with an orange traffic cone. Libor Jany, Star Tribune, 26 Mar. 2021 Another shows officers clustered in a corridor as attackers attempt to breach the building by beating them with clubs and stealing their riot shields as they’re hit by a flagpole, a traffic cone and a trashcan among other large projectiles. Andrew Solender, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2021 The unexpected elements of nature can activate other muscle groups; jumping over a log, dashing around a traffic cone, or trekking up a hill will employ muscles not used during linear running on a treadmill. Dana Rose Falcone,, 1 Mar. 2021 Each presenter is paired with another player who will choose from some pre-set images of nonsensical graph charts to a dinosaur with a traffic cone on its head. Eric Ravenscraft, Wired, 15 Dec. 2020 Peterson and her family were camping at Savanna Portage State Park, about 140 miles north of Minneapolis, when a woman allegedly threw a full water bottle at Alpha News reporter Rebecca Brannon and allegedly used a traffic cone to push her. Chao Xiong, Star Tribune, 6 Oct. 2020 Peterson allegedly yelled at Brannon, picked up an orange traffic cone and struck her with it. Chao Xiong, Star Tribune, 25 Sep. 2020 Someone tossed a traffic cone over a security camera, obscuring its view. Washington Post, 20 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of traffic cone

1949, in the meaning defined above

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18 Jun 2021

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“Traffic cone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of traffic cone

: a brightly colored plastic cone that is placed on a road to warn drivers not to drive too close to an area where work is being done, an accident has occurred, etc.


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