Definition of carriageway in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkerəjˌwā/


1Each of the two sides of a divided highway or expressway, each of which usually have two or more lanes.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: car·riage·way

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