safety island


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

Nearby words

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  7. safety lamp,
  8. safety lens,
  9. safety lintel,
  10. safety lock

Origin of safety island

First recorded in 1930–35

Safety Islands

plural noun

a group of three islands in the Caribbean, off the coast of French Guiana, belonging to France.
French Îles du Salut. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for safety island

Safety Islands

pl n

a group of three small French islands in the Atlantic, off the coast of French GuianaFrench name: Îles du Salut
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