Definition of rumble strip in English:

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rumble strip

Pronunciation: /ˈrəmbəl strip/

noun

A series of raised strips across a road or along its edge, changing the noise a vehicle’s tires make on the surface and so warning drivers of speed restrictions or of the edge of the road.
Example sentences
  • It was more effective than a speed limit sign, or a rumble strip, disfiguring stripes on the road or pious notices imploring drivers to take care.
  • Know the warning signs of drowsy driving, such as not being able to remember the last few miles driven or hitting a rumble strip.
  • Cycles do use the ring road, the area between kerb and rumble strip seems to be used as an unofficial cycle track.

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Syllabification: rum·ble strip

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