- 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
- a group of three islands in the Caribbean, off the coast of French Guiana, belonging to France.
French Îles du Salut.
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- a group of three small French islands in the Atlantic, off the coast of French GuianaFrench name: Îles du Salut