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English definition of “outside lane”

outside lane

noun uk   us  

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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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