Definition of carriageway in English:


Line breaks: car¦riage|way
Pronunciation: /ˈkarɪdʒweɪ


  • 1Each of the two sides of a dual carriageway or motorway, each of which usually have two or more lanes: the eastbound carriageway of the M4
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    • On Sunday the cones will be changed and work will start on the other side of the eastbound carriageway.
    • Suddenly the coach crossed the central reservation and collided with a public light bus travelling in the inner lane of the eastbound carriageway.
    • The woman landed in the middle lane of the eastbound carriageway, but, miraculously, she wasn't hit by a vehicle.
  • 1.1The part of a road intended for vehicles rather than pedestrians.
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    • The lady driver deftly swung the vehicle back onto the carriageway and we sped up the Lisburn Road.
    • Road sweepers were drafted in to clear the carriageway while damaged vehicles were recovered.
    • The increase in vehicles and the reduced carriageway made it difficult for them to move along the city roads.

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