from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The handle of a jug.
  • n. A ramp or slip road on the right-hand side of the road, used for making left turns.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

jug +‎ handle


  • A jughandle is a rather confusing affair in which left turns are made by turning right and then doing something else, like going through a stop sign or turning left at a T.

    A Message to the State of Pennsylvania « Lean Left

  • SOUTH BURLINGTON - From Burlington's "jughandle" (that tangle of access roads on U.S. 2 at the city's western edge) to the entrance ramps for Interstate 89, a motorist faces more than congested traffic. -

  • Of course we had the big jughandle ears of a Horshmeyer, crooked teeth (though mine were straightened by a dentist), a square jaw, bushy eyebrows curved like the wings of flying geese, and a strong Mediterranean bend to our nose.

    I Never Was

  • An example is the Michigan Left, not to be confused with the New Jersey jughandle left two different ways of handling left turns that don't have folks driving through the middle of an intersection.

    January 4th, 2003

  • FWIW, I find the Michigan Left easy to deal with, and recover from, while the jughandle left always catches me off guard and having to change lanes in a hurry.

    January 4th, 2003

  • Sheemie waited until the old man's thumb came unhooked from the jughandle and the hand flopped onto the cobbles.

    Wizard and Glass

  • Joe Garcia of the group LatinoLines said Tuesday that the Seventh's "snaking tail and jughandle have got to go."

    Phillies Zone

  • More than 42,000 cars travel the stretch of U.S. 2 between the jughandle and the interstate on-ramp each day on average, according to state Agency of Transportation traffic studies. -

  • Long turned into a jughandle in front of the F.C. Kerbeck Home RSS feed

  • "This project will improve safety and relieve congestion at this intersection by realigning Route 35 to provide a near-90-degree intersection with Route 36 and making further upgrades to the jughandle ramps at the intersection," Greeley said.



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