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stop sign

noun [C]  us   /ˈstɑp ˌsɑɪn/
a red, eight-sided sign at the side of a road that signals drivers to stop before continuing
Translations of “stop sign”
in Korean 일단 정지 신호…
in Arabic عَلامة الوقوف…
in Portuguese placa de pare…
in Catalan senyal d’estop…
in Japanese (道路の)停止線, 一旦停止の表示…
in Italian segnale di stop…
in Chinese (Traditional) (公路上的)停車標誌…
in Chinese (Simplified) (公路上的)停车标志…
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