Definition of traffic island in English:

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traffic island

Pronunciation: /ˈtrafik ˈīlənd/


A small raised area in the middle of a road that provides a safe place for pedestrians to stand and marks a division between two opposing streams of traffic.
Example sentences
  • The crowd outside the Town Hall was so large that people stood on the traffic island and across the road outside the shops.
  • What is envisaged is twofold; traffic calming measures to warn motorists to slow down and a traffic island to enable pedestrians to cross the road safely.
  • Just before we are crushed, he swings into a tiny hotel set down point, before swinging back across the road, over the traffic island and back into the correct lane.

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Syllabification: traf·fic is·land

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