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 In the video, the suspects chased Lambert and repeatedly hit him in the head with the traffic cone. Giovana Gelhoren,, 13 July 2022 The footage shows one teen chasing him across the street and striking him with the traffic cone. Lindsey Bever, Washington Post, 8 July 2022 The two boys were among seven juveniles captured on video who allegedly assaulted Lambert with a traffic cone on June 24 in the northern area of the city, ABC News and NBC Philadelphia reported. Giovana Gelhoren,, 13 July 2022 One of the teens is captured hurling a traffic cone at the victim. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 12 July 2022 In the video, what appears to be a teenage boy and girl can be seen hurling a traffic cone at Lambert three times. Tim Stelloh, NBC News, 12 July 2022 Security video released Friday by Philadelphia police shows a group of teens fatally beating a man in his early 70s with a traffic cone. Tim Stelloh, NBC News, 9 July 2022 The teens then followed the 72-year-old across the street before one of the male assailants attacked him from behind by striking him with a traffic cone. Caitlin Mcfall, Fox News, 9 July 2022 Surveillance video released by police shows a group of teens chasing the victim and hurling what appeared to be a traffic cone at him. Lindsey Bever, Washington Post, 8 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of traffic cone

1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of traffic cone was in 1949

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Last Updated

5 Aug 2022

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“Traffic cone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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