Definition of hard shoulder noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


hard shoulder

BrE BrE//ˌhɑːd ˈʃəʊldə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhɑːrd ˈʃoʊldər//
(British English) (US English breakdown lane) [singular] Features of roads, Types of road
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a strip of ground with a hard surface beside a major road such as a motorway or interstate where vehicles can stop in an emergency Wordfinderbypass, carriageway, diversion, hard shoulder, lane, lay-by, motorway, road, roundabout, signpost to pull over onto the hard shoulder/into the breakdown lane See related entries: Features of roads, Types of road

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