follow Dictionary.com

What is the X in X-mas?

rumble strip

noun
1.
one of a series of rough or slightly raised strips of pavement on a highway, intended to slow down the speed of vehicles, as before a toll booth.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for rumble strips

rumble strip

noun
1.
one of a set of roughly surfaced strips set in a road on the approach to a junction or hazard, to alert drivers by means of a change in tyre noise
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Contemporary definitions for rumble strips
noun

a series of coarse-textured ridges on or along the sides of a road to warn of a stop or alert drivers who have driven off the road surface

See jiggle bars

Usage Note

informal

Dictionary.com's 21st Century Lexicon
Copyright © 2003-2014 Dictionary.com, LLC
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for rumble strip

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for rumble

10
14
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for rumble strips