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lane

noun [C] uk   us   /leɪn/

lane noun [C] (ROAD)

B2 a narrow road in the countryside or in a town: He drives so fast along those narrow country lanes. I live at the end of Church Lane.
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lane noun [C] (STRIP)

B2 a special strip of a road, sports track, or swimming pool that is used to keep vehicles or competitors separate: a bus/bike/cycle lane The northbound lane is closed because of an accident. I find driving in the fast lane very stressful. The German runners/swimmers are in lanes 4 and 6. a route across the sea or through the air that ships or aircraft regularly sail or fly along: The English Channel is the busiest shipping lane in the world.
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