divided highway

divided highway
a highway divided down the middle by a barrier that separates traffic going in different directions

in Britain they call a divided highway a dual carriageway

Syn: ↑dual carriageway
Hypernyms: ↑highway, ↑main road

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noun, pl ⋯ -ways [count]
US : a major road that has something (such as a guardrail or an area with grass and trees) that separates lanes of traffic moving in opposite directions — called also (Brit) dual carriageway

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diˌvided ˈhighway [divided highway] (NAmE) (BrE ˌdual ˈcarriageway) noun
a road with a strip of land in the middle that divides the lines of traffic moving in opposite directions
See also:dual carriageway  
Example Bank:

Continue on through the light, staying on the divided highway 6 East.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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