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traffic calming

the use of a series of devices, such as bends and humps in the road, to slow down traffic, esp in residential areas
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Contemporary definitions for traffic calming

the use of certain devices or techniques, such as speed humps, narrow lanes, or electronic message boards, to slow or restrict traffic, esp. in residential areas

Word Origin

from German Verkehrsberuhigung

Usage Note

also adj traffic-calmed's 21st Century Lexicon
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