Meaning of “outside lane” in the English Dictionary

"outside lane" in British English

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outside lanenoun

uk /ˌaʊt.saɪd ˈleɪn/ us /ˌaʊt.saɪd ˈleɪn/

outside lane noun (ROAD)

[ S ] UK informal outside the part of the road nearest the vehicles going in the opposite direction, used especially by faster vehicles:

She cruised by at 160 kilometres per hour on the outside/in the outside lane.

[ C ] US the part of the road nearest the edge, especially used by slower vehicles

outside lane noun (RACE TRACK)

[ S ] the part of a race track that is furthest from the centre

(Definition of “outside lane” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)