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

    They live down a little country lane.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of lane
    1. a.

      Lane

      used in the names of roads

      Petticoat Lane

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

    I was stuck behind a caravan in the slow lane.

    inside/outside lane (=nearest to/furthest from the edge of the road):

    The outside lane is closed following an accident.

    bus/cycle lane:

    Are taxis allowed to drive in the bus lane?

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