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safety island

an area provided for the safety of pedestrians from vehicular traffic, as between lanes on a busy street or highway.
Origin of safety island
First recorded in 1930-35

Safety Islands

plural noun
a group of three islands in the Caribbean, off the coast of French Guiana, belonging to France.
French Îles du Salut. Unabridged
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  • Heaving a sigh of relief, Wilbur crossed gingerly to the safety island and waited for his car.

    The Eye of Wilbur Mook H. B. Hickey
British Dictionary definitions for safety island

Safety Islands

plural noun
a group of three small French islands in the Atlantic, off the coast of French Guiana French name Îles du Salut
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