Definition of HOV lane noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


HOV lane

BrE BrE//ˌeɪtʃ əʊ ˈviː leɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌeɪtʃ ˈviː leɪn//
(especially North American English) Types of road
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high-occupancy vehicle lane (a part of the road that may only be used by vehicles that are carrying two or more people) The route has one HOV lane in each direction. The police pulled over a lone driver using the HOV lane. See related entries: Types of road
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: HOV lane