safety island

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  1. an area provided for the safety of pedestrians from vehicular traffic, as between lanes on a busy street or highway.

Origin of safety island

First recorded in 1930–35

Words Nearby safety island Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use safety island in a sentence

  • Heaving a sigh of relief, Wilbur crossed gingerly to the safety island and waited for his car.

    The Eye of Wilbur Mook | H. B. Hickey