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back road a road that avoids traffic and high speed travel. It is often a small, country road that goes through areas with few houses and buildings.
blockade the shutting off of traffic into and out of a place. Military forces do this to seaports or cities during wars. [1/2 definitions]
control tower a tower at an airport. Air traffic is directed by radios in the control tower.
crossing guard a person who directs traffic and helps children to cross the streets around a school.
expressway a highway with many lanes and few stops that lets traffic move quickly.
freeway a highway with more than two lanes and no stop signs or traffic lights, allowing traffic to move at high speeds.
gridlock a traffic jam in which no vehicles can move in any direction because key streets are blocked by traffic.
jaywalk to walk across a street in a place or at a time that is against traffic laws.
lane a marked route for traffic going in one direction, as for a line of cars on a highway or for a single swimmer or runner in a race. [1/4 definitions]
mall a large indoor area that contains shops and restaurants; shopping center. A mall can also be an outdoor shopping area that is closed off to traffic. [1/2 definitions]
median a strip of land that divides two lanes of traffic going in opposite directions on a highway. [1/2 definitions]
stoplight a traffic light or signal.
traffic jam a slowing down or stopping of the flow of traffic due to there being too many vehicles trying to move through or there being an accident or other problem on the road.