Definition of hard shoulder in English:

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hard shoulder

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noun

British
A hardened strip alongside a motorway for stopping on in an emergency.
Example sentences
  • Using the emergency telephone on the hard shoulder of the motorway gives a fixed location unlike a mobile phone.
  • In other areas of the M1 earmarked for a new carriageway, additional land would be bought, with the hard shoulder and central reservation staying the same.
  • In one short conversation, Pc Lee Bowdell described how Mr Hinde was flailing about on the motorway hard shoulder and deliberately banging his head on the floor.

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