Definition of traffic island noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


traffic island

BrE BrE//ˈtræfɪk aɪlənd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtræfɪk aɪlənd//
(British English also island, refuge) Controlling traffic
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an area in the middle of a road where you can stand and wait for cars to go past until it is safe for you to cross See related entries: Controlling traffic
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: traffic island