Definition of roadwork in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrōdwərk/


1Work done in building or repairing roads.
Example sentences
  • The device can also conjure up alternative routes to bypass roadworks and traffic jams, and will quickly get motorists back on course if they take a wrong turning.
  • It can even work out quick detours around traffic jams and roadworks, if you encounter any, Evesham said.
  • Temporary traffic lights, single lane restrictions and roadworks are in place on the Greenhills Road between AirtonRoadand Old Tallaght Road.
2Athletic exercise or training involving running on roads.
Example sentences
  • The first step, he says, is to get in plenty of roadwork.
  • I like to get up before daybreak and get my roadwork done.
  • In addition there is his regular roadwork and acclimatization in the sauna at the Steinbach Aquatic Centre.
2.1Time spent traveling while working or on tour.
Example sentences
  • One of the reasons for Nickelback's success has been the non-stop roadwork and touring.

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Syllabification: road·work

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