safety island


safety island
an area provided for the safety of pedestrians from vehicular traffic, as between lanes on a busy street or highway.
[1930-35]

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • safety island — or[safety zone] {n.} A raised area in a highway or road to be used only by people walking. * /John was half way across the street when the light changed. He stayed on the safety island until it changed again./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • safety island — noun An area of roadway from which traffic is excluded so as to provide safety for pedestrians; a traffic island …   Wiktionary

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  • safety island — noun (C) AmE a traffic island …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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