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English definition of “lane”

lane

noun [C] uk   /leɪn/ us  

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.Urban and residential streets

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/cycle lane The northbound lane is closed because of an accident. I find driving in the fast lane rather stressful. The British runners/swimmers are in lanes 4 and 6.Routes and roads in generalSurfaces on which sports take placeSwimming a route through the sea or the air that ships or aircraft regularly sail or fly along: The English Channel is the busiest shipping lane in the world.AviationTravelling by aircraftMovement through the airNavigation and shipwrecks
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