Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The part of a road that carries traffic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. one of the two sides of a motorway where traffic travels in one direction only, usually in two or three lanes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The part of a road, street, or bridge intended to be used by wheeled vehicles; a roadway.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. one of the two sides of a motorway where traffic travels in one direction only usually in two or three lanes

Etymologies

From carriage +‎ way. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The huge rumbling dual carriageway is a silent, deep red stained strip of concrete.

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  • A bridge was built in 1971, and the dual carriageway from the bridge carries you past Barbatre all the way to Noirmoutier-en-l’Île, which is the island’s main town.

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  • I know I feel pretty safe on the dual-carriageway, which is very similar to a motorway - accept it has 2 lanes of course.

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  • In an average day the average London motorist probably breaks a couple of laws - straying into a box junction without the exit being clear, moving into a bus lane to pass a car turning right and blocking the only carriageway allowed to cars, etc.etc. etc.

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  • A couple of minutes later he spotted the team from Technical on the far side of the inbound carriageway, opposite the row of shops on Marino Parade.

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  • And Mulcahy just grunted as he floored the accelerator again, blazing a full mile up the rule-straight carriageway until, at the Phoenix Monument, he swung the wheel hard left and sped down into the still deeper darkness of Acres Road.

    The Priest

  • So when we stood on a small patch of ground there, beside the ancient chapel and no more than a few yards from the crowded dual carriageway, with two sleeping pygmy goats, a crested cockerel and two hens for company, we were as unaware of the hordes racing past as they were of us or of the chapel, and seemingly translated into a different sphere of existence from theirs.

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  • Our driver swerves to the left and stops in the middle of the carriageway facing the hooting, oncoming traffic.

    Time travellers

  • Compare that to the usual UK scenario; built up areas, single carriageway winding roads with parked cars and numerous pedestrians.

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  • Both their cars were on the opposite carriageway, one in the overtaking lane, one in the slow lane, doing in excess of 80mph into oncoming traffic.

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