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stop sign

noun
1.
a traffic sign requiring a motorist to stop before continuing.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35
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Examples from the web for stop sign
  • Digital plates could display ads whenever a car comes to a halt at a stop sign or a red light.
  • Then a pickup truck blew through a stop sign, totaling our vehicle.
  • Along the two-lane road, there is not a single billboard, stop sign or traffic light.
  • Its signal achievement seemed to be stopping for a stop sign at an otherwise unoccupied intersection.
  • Instead, he tells people to go south at the traffic light or to head west at the stop sign.
  • The store was down the block, around the corner and across one high-traffic street that had a crosswalk but no stop sign or light.
  • It will watch for jaywalkers and warn him if he seems not to have noticed a stop sign ahead.
  • He put the car in reverse and backed slowly, cautiously, away from the stump of the stop sign.
  • Stan runs alongside the car, but finally lets go of the door handle when he runs into a stop sign.
  • Due to a mix-up with a genetic stop sign, this variant produces a protein that's longer than the normal version.

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