traffic sign

[ traf-ik sahyn ]

noun
  1. a road sign, especially one carrying information intended to ensure the safe and smooth movement of vehicles, such as speed limits, parking and lane restrictions, the presence of crosswalks, etc.: The website explains traffic signs and rules, such as the rules for right of way.Bike lanes are clearly indicated by street markings and blue traffic signs.

Origin of traffic sign

1
First recorded in 1905–10

Words Nearby traffic sign

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How to use traffic sign in a sentence

  • In order to accept the proffered refreshment, Pee-wee was compelled either to relinquish the traffic sign or the banana.

    Pee-Wee Harris Adrift | Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • Billy was quick to raise the bar of the traffic sign and plunge it down again.

    Pee-Wee Harris Adrift | Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • She turned to look, backed into the traffic-sign and put it in motion.

    The Paliser case | Edgar Saltus