slip road


slip road
noun
a short road giving access to an expressway
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in Britain they call an access road a slip road

Syn: ↑access road
Hypernyms: ↑road, ↑route

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slip road noun
1. A local bypass
2. A road by which vehicles move off or onto a motorway
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Main Entry:slip

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slip road UK US noun [countable] [singular slip road plural slip roads] british
a road that you use to drive onto or off a motorway. The American word is ramp .
Thesaurus: types of road or pathhyponym paths used only for walking or ridingsynonym

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slip road,
British. a road leading into an express highway: »

Signs should also be erected…in positions where they can be seen by drivers before entering the motorway on the slip roads (London Times).

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noun, pl ⋯ roads [count]
Brit : a short road that is used to get on or off a major road or highway : an on-ramp or off-ramp

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ˈslip road [slip road slip roads] (BrE) (NAmE ramp) noun
a road used for driving onto or off a major road such as a ↑motorway or ↑interstate
See also:ramp

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • slip road — n. a short road giving access to an expressway [British] in England they call an access road a slip road. Syn: access road, slip road. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slip road — slip roads N COUNT A slip road is a road which cars use to drive on and off a motorway. [BRIT] (in AM, use entrance ramp, exit ramp) …   English dictionary

  • slip road — n BrE a road for driving onto or off a ↑motorway American Equivalent: ramp …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • slip road — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ a road entering or leaving a motorway or dual carriageway …   English terms dictionary

  • slip road — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms slip road : singular slip road plural slip roads British a road that you use to drive onto or off a motorway. The American word is ramp …   English dictionary

  • slip-road — /ˈslɪp roʊd/ (say slip rohd) noun British a road for entering or leaving a motorway …   Australian English dictionary

  • slip road — noun Brit. a road entering or leaving a motorway or dual carriageway …   English new terms dictionary

  • slip road — noun (C) BrE a road for driving onto or off a motorway; ramp (1) AmE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ˈslip ˌroad — noun [C] British a road that you use to drive onto or off a motorway …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • slip road — noun A segment of roadway that joins a motorway to ordinary roads (in either direction) …   Wiktionary