safety-island

safety island

noun
an area provided for the safety of pedestrians from vehicular traffic, as between lanes on a busy street or highway.

Origin:
1930–35

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safety island

noun
a curbed area in a roadway from which traffic is excluded; provides safe area for pedestrians [syn: traffic island
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