lane

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Singular
lane

Plural
lanes

  1. (countable) A lane is one part of the road that cars traveling in one direction stay in, usually divided by white or yellow paint from other lanes.
    Widening traffic lanes from 9.5 to 10 or 11 feet reduces car crashes.
    In some cities, they have separate bike lanes with their own traffic lights.
    It's very annoying when slow drivers stay in the fast lane.
    Drivers are supposed to travel on the highway's three lanes and use the shoulders only for emergencies.
    Concrete barriers blocked one lane of the street to keep traffic from getting too close to the building.
    She sped across three lanes of traffic on I-4 almost hitting two other cars.
  2. (countable) A lane is a small country road, also used in the name of many small roads.
    We walked slowly along quiet back roads and narrow, tree-lined lanes.
    Sur la Table is located at 77 Maiden Lane, San Francisco.

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