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[kar-ij-wey] /ˈkær ɪdʒˌweɪ/
noun, British
a road or lane of a road for use by automobiles.
Origin of carriageway
1790-1800; carriage + way1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Dust was raised from the carriageway and, caught in the slats of morning sunlight, turned to gold.
  • It also has a carriageway connecting the rear courtyard to the street.
  • The data available includes details of the objects struck by vehicles which left the carriageway.
  • They do not necessarily keep to designated lanes and can easily speed along the carriageway or weave between lanes.
British Dictionary definitions for carriageway


(Brit) the part of a road along which traffic passes in a single line moving in one direction only: a dual carriageway
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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