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noun [countable] lane pronunciation in American English /leɪn/ 
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  1. 1
    British a narrow road, especially in the countryside

    They live down a little country lane.

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    1. a.


      used in the names of roads

      Petticoat Lane

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  2. 2
    one of the parts that a wide road or highway is divided into, marked by painted lines and intended for one line of traffic
    fast/slow/middle lane:

    I was stuck behind a trailer in the slow lane.

    bus/bicycle lane:

    Are taxis allowed to drive in the bus lane?


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