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speed limit

the maximum speed at which a vehicle is legally permitted to travel, as within a specific area, on a certain road, or under given conditions.
Origin of speed limit
First recorded in 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Polly was fixed in her determination not to exceed the speed limit, at any rate on outward journeys.

  • It would never do to be arrested for breaking the speed limit.

  • This was followed by many good sellers, the speed limit of the author being three books some years.

    The Million Dollar Mystery Harold MacGrath
  • Hold on and we'll ride with you, but you must have some regard to the speed limit.

    Rebecca's Promise Frances R. Sterrett
  • Why, an hour since we were just half-way between Glassenrigg and Scawdale, pelting along at about double the speed limit.

British Dictionary definitions for speed limit

speed limit

the maximum permitted speed at which a vehicle may travel on certain roads
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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