- a raised or marked-off area between lanes of a roadway, used by pedestrians to get out of the flow of traffic, as a place for traffic signals, for separating lanes, etc.
Origin of traffic island
First recorded in 1935–40
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- a raised area in the middle of a road, designed as a guide for traffic and to provide a stopping place for pedestrians
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