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Botts dots

[ bots ]
/ bɒts /
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plural noun Slang.
small, protruding, reflecting ceramic tiles used on some roads instead of painted lines to mark lanes.
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Origin of Botts dots

First recorded in 1965–70; named after Elbert D. Botts (1893–1962), U.S. chemist, who developed them
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