from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A raised area over which cars may not pass, placed at a junction of thoroughfares or between opposing traffic lanes.
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- n. A stretch of raised concrete in the middle of a roads used to prevent drivers from driving into oncoming traffic or private roads.
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- n. a curbed area in a roadway from which traffic is excluded; provides safe area for pedestrians
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Lazarus barked once and bolted down the sidewalk, followed closely by his bug-eyed brother-in-arms, the two descending on a dark figure that lay curled up around a cardboard sign on the traffic island at Battery Street, beneath a massive bronze statue that depicted four muscular men working a metal press.