sleeping policeman


sleeping policeman
.sleeping po'liceman
n BrE
a narrow raised part in a road which makes traffic go slowly

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  • sleeping policeman — noun A low transverse hump built into the surface of a road, intended to slow down traffic • • • Main Entry: ↑sleep * * * sleeping policeman UK US noun [countable] [singular sleeping policeman plural …   Useful english dictionary

  • sleeping policeman — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ a road hump …   English terms dictionary

  • sleeping policeman — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms sleeping policeman : singular sleeping policeman plural sleeping policemen British old fashioned a speed bump …   English dictionary

  • sleeping policeman — (slee.ping poh.LEES.mun) n. A speed hump or speed bump. Example Citation: In Atlanta, Dallas, San Francisco and other cities, the speed hump, or bump, popularly known as the sleeping policeman, has been gaining in popularity. Garry Pierre Pierre …   New words

  • sleeping policeman — noun A speed bump. We dont care much to figure out terms like brolly (umbrella) and sleeping policeman (speed bump) …   Wiktionary

  • sleeping policeman — sleeping po liceman noun count BRITISH OLD FASHIONED a SPEED BUMP …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sleeping policeman — (Slang) bump in a road or driveway made to decrease drivers of vehicles speedsleep·ing po·lice·man || slɪːpɪŋ‚pÉ™ lɪːsmÉ™n …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sleeping policeman — noun Brit. a hump in the road intended to cause traffic to reduce speed …   English new terms dictionary

  • sleeping policeman — noun (C) BrE a narrow raised part in a road which makes traffic go slowly; speed bump …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • policeman */*/ — UK [pəˈliːsmən] / US [pəˈlɪsmən] noun [countable] Word forms policeman : singular policeman plural policemen UK [pəˈliːsmən] / US [pəˈlɪsmən] a male police officer • See: sleeping policeman …   English dictionary