English version

soft shoulder

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Roads
soft shoulderˌsoft ˈshoulder noun [countable]  TTRthe edge of a road, when this edge is made of dirt rather than a hard materialhard shoulder
Examples from the Corpus
soft shoulderThe car rumbled over the soft shoulder, then finally stopped.At the thought, he felt his right front tire slip from the pavement on to the soft shoulder.
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