- slip road
nouna short road giving access to an expressway-
in Britain they call an access road a slip road• Syn: ↑access road
* * *slip road noun1. A local bypass2. A road by which vehicles move off or onto a motorway• • •Main Entry: ↑slip
* * *a road that you use to drive onto or off a motorway. The American word is ramp .
* * *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).
* * *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
* * *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