traffic sign

[ traf-ik sahyn ]

  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

First recorded in 1905–10

Words Nearby traffic sign Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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