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rumble strip

one of a series of rough or slightly raised strips of pavement on a highway, intended to slow down the speed of vehicles, as before a toll booth.
Origin of rumble strip
First recorded in 1965-70 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for rumble strips

rumble strip

one of a set of roughly surfaced strips set in a road on the approach to a junction or hazard, to alert drivers by means of a change in tyre noise
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Contemporary definitions for rumble strips

a series of coarse-textured ridges on or along the sides of a road to warn of a stop or alert drivers who have driven off the road surface

See jiggle bars

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