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Topic: TRANSPORT

Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: rampe, from ramper; RAMPANT

ramp

1 noun
     
ramp1 [countable]
1TTDH a 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 [= slip road British English]
Take the Lake Drive ramp at Charles Street.
off-/on-ramp
They missed the off-ramp to Manhattan.
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