What does dual carriageway mean?

Definitions for dual carriageway

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. divided highway, dual carriageway(noun)

    a highway divided down the middle by a barrier that separates traffic going in different directions

    "in Britain they call a divided highway a dual carriageway"


  1. dual carriageway(Noun)

    A road in which the two directions of traffic are separated by a central barrier or strip of land, known as a central reservation or median.


  1. Dual carriageway

    A dual carriageway is a class of highway with two carriageways for traffic travelling in opposite directions separated by a central reservation. Roads with two or more carriageways which are designed to higher standards with controlled access are generally classed as motorways, freeways, etc., rather than dual carriageways. A road without a central reservation is a single carriageway regardless of the number of lanes. Dual carriageways have improved road traffic safety over single carriageways and typically have higher speed limits as a result. In some places, express lanes and local/collector lanes are used within a local-express-lane system to provide more capacity and to smooth traffic flows for longer-distance travel.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dual carriageway in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dual carriageway in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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Translations for dual carriageway

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • maantie, kaksiajoratainenFinnish
  • double chausséeFrench
  • débhealach, carrbhealach dúbailteIrish

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