double-nickel

[ duhb-uh l-nik-uh l ]
/ ˈdʌb əlˈnɪk əl /

noun Slang.

the national speed limit of 55 miles per hour as established in 1974 on U.S. highways.

Nearby words

  1. double-jointed,
  2. double-knit,
  3. double-lock,
  4. double-masked experiment,
  5. double-minded,
  6. double-o,
  7. double-park,
  8. double-quick,
  9. double-reed,
  10. double-ring

Origin of double-nickel

First recorded in 1975–80

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