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traffic pattern

noun
1.
Aeronautics. a system of courses about an airfield that aircraft are assigned to fly when taking off, landing, or preparing to land.
2.
any systematic movement of people or vehicles:
The kitchen was designed to accommodate the family's traffic pattern.
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  • Nothin' to do but watch for people breakin' traffic pattern.

    Anything You Can Do ... Gordon Randall Garrett
  • He'd had to wait several minutes in the traffic pattern before being given clearance for anchoring.

    Anchorite

    Randall Garrett
  • The speed rose to eighty and steadied as the car settled into its place in the traffic pattern.

    Mother America Sam McClatchie
British Dictionary definitions for traffic pattern

traffic pattern

noun
1.
a pattern of permitted lanes in the air around an airport to which an aircraft is restricted
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