rumble strip


noun

one of a series of rough or slightly raised strips of pavement on a highway, intended to slow down the speed of vehicles, as before a toll booth.

Nearby words

  1. rumania,
  2. rumanian,
  3. rumba,
  4. rumble,
  5. rumble seat,
  6. rumbling,
  7. rumblingly,
  8. rumbly,
  9. rumbustious,
  10. rumelia

Origin of rumble strip

First recorded in 1965–70

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British Dictionary definitions for rumble strip

rumble strip

noun

one of a set of roughly surfaced strips set in a road on the approach to a junction or hazard, to alert drivers by means of a change in tyre noise
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