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carriageway

[kar-ij-wey]
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noun British.
  1. a road or lane of a road for use by automobiles.
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Origin of carriageway

First recorded in 1790–1800; carriage + way1
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Examples from the Web for carriageway

Historical Examples

  • The width of the carriageway is 20 feet, and footway five feet.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction

    Various

  • North went down the carriageway, and Herbert reëntered the house.

  • “Barthorpe Herapath turned into the carriageway and went into the office,” continued Burchill.

    The Herapath Property

    J. S. Fletcher

  • A mile away was a wooden box-bridge with a carriageway on one side and the single track on the other.

  • The carriageway was kept clear by mild policemen who now and then allowed one of the crowd to cross it.


British Dictionary definitions for carriageway

carriageway

noun
  1. British the part of a road along which traffic passes in a single line moving in one direction onlya dual carriageway
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