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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 of carriageway

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

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction


  • 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


  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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