Meaning of “traffic island” in the English Dictionary

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"traffic island" in British English

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traffic islandnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtræf.ɪk ˌaɪ.lənd/ us /ˈtræf.ɪk ˌaɪ.lənd/

also island a raised area in the middle of a road where people who are crossing the road can wait safely for traffic to go past

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