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hard shoulder

noun
     
Related topics: Roads
hard shoulder [singular] British English
TTR the area at the side of a big road where you are allowed to stop if you have a problem with your car [= shoulder American English]
WORD FOCUS: road WORD FOCUS: road
a big road: main road, highway, motorway British English, freeway American English, expressway, turnpike American English, interstate American English, A-road British English

a road in a town: street, avenue, boulevard

a road in the countryside: country road, lane, track

a road you pay to use: toll road

parts of a road: fast lane, slow lane, hard shoulder British English/shoulder American English, central reservation British English/median strip American English, pavement British English/sidewalk American English


See also
road

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