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  • noun UK A main or principal road. A trunk road.

Etymologies

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From arterial road

Examples

  • The A-road was partially cleared, but I still took it at 30-35mph and often slower.

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  • If you exceed the 50mph speed limit on an empty A-road at 4am and are caught on a speed camera, you will get a fine and three points and have your insurance increased as a result.

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  • Every A-road and motorway should have a fourth lane, where thrusting high-achievers can drive at phenomenal speeds, endangering only each other, unsafe in the knowledge they'vegot phenomenally fast reactions, a trait which is common to all business buccaneers.

    A lane with no limits

  • He is always "roading", as he calls it, down the criss-crossing tracks that quaintly preserve their A-road designations.

    Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban

  • We got on the bus, but there had been a major accident on the local A-road, so the streets were gridlocked.

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  • We got on the bus, but there had been a major accident on the local A-road, so the streets were gridlocked.

    Small stresses - small pleasures

  • No go -- so shower, change clothes, drink water, wait for Ali to arrive before driving off the scenic A-road route to Reading and James' celebrated cooking skills.

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  • They had left the outer suburbs behind at last and were now in the open countryside, driving down a winding A-road past gently rolling fields of cattle and sheep.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • They had left the outer suburbs behind at last and were now in the open countryside, driving down a winding A-road past gently rolling fields of cattle and sheep.

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  • After an hour or two, you leave at the correct junction and join an A-road, which you follow for a while, before turning off on to smaller, quieter roads that elide into narrow lanes.

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