ROADWORKS

roadwork

[rohd-wurk]
noun
1.
work, as construction or repairs, done on a road.
2.
a conditioning exercise for an athlete consisting of running considerable distances in areas that are reasonably free of obstructions or traffic, as fields or country roads: performed chiefly by boxers in training for a bout.

Origin:
1885–90; road + work

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roadwork (ˈrəʊdˌwɜːk)
 
n
sports training by running along roads

roadworks (ˈrəʊdˌwɜːks)
 
pl n
repairs to a road or cable under a road, esp when forming a hazard or obstruction to traffic

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