rumble strip

rumble strip
noun
: a strip of corrugated pavement (as along the edge of a highway) that causes vibration and a rumbling sound when driven over

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noun, pl ⋯ strips [count]
: a set of grooves along the edge of a highway or across a road that cause noise and shaking when they are driven over and that are used to warn drivers that they need to slow down or are too close to the edge of the road

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ˈrumble strip f6 [rumble strip] noun (informal)
a series of raised strips across a road or along its edge that make a loud noise when a vehicle drives over them in order to warn the driver to go slower or that he or she is too close to the edge of the road

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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