main drag


main drag
noun
the main street of a town or city (Freq. 1)
Usage Domain: ↑colloquialism
Hypernyms: ↑main street, ↑high street

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Slang.
the main street of a city or town; main stem.
[1850-55]

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main drag (informal, chiefly US)
The main street of a town
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main drag UK US noun [singular] mainly american informal
the main street in a town
Thesaurus: areas in towns or citieshyponym

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main drag,
lang. = main stem. (Cf.main stem)

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n. usu. the main drag informal the main street of a town

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noun, pl ⋯ drags [count]
US informal : the main street in a town or city

A carload of teenagers were cruising down the main drag.

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the ˌmain ˈdrag [main drag] noun singular (NAmE, informal)
the most important or the busiest street in a town

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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