English version

ramp in Transport topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrampramp1 /ræmp/ ●○○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 TTDHa slope that has been built to connect two places that are at different levels 🔊 Ramps are needed at exits and entrances for wheelchair users.2 American EnglishTTR a road for driving onto or off a large main road syn slip road British English 🔊 Take the Lake Drive ramp at Charles Street.off-/on-ramp 🔊 They missed the off-ramp to Manhattan.
Examples from the Corpus
ramp• The back of the truck was flung open, a ramp was let down, and the loading began.• To the right there was a ramp down to a double garage on basement level.• I hit a patch of ice as I entered the ramp to the expressway.• Ah, the stink of the ramp.• The next day she was gone and the next night I was back on the ramp.• Eventually it is intended to remove the ramp which presently gives access to the pattern room.• She eased her speed to turn off to the ramp.• Sure I bumped my stump, showing off how mobile I am and how cunningly I have converted all stairs to ramps.