Meaning of “relief road” in the English Dictionary

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"relief road" in British English

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relief roadnoun [ C ]

uk /rɪˈliːf ˌrəʊd/ us /rɪˈliːf ˌroʊd/ UK

a road that drivers can use to avoid driving on a very busy main road

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