Definition of Hard shoulder

1. Noun. A paved strip beside a motorway (for stopping in emergencies).




Definition of Hard shoulder

1. Noun. A verge to the side of a highway, which should be used only in case of an emergency (especially on a motorway) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hard Shoulder

hard pill to swallow
hard pulse
hard put
hard rays
hard redirect
hard right
hard rock
hard roe
hard roll
hard rubber
hard rush
hard sauce
hard science
hard sciences
hard sell
hard shoulder (current term)
hard shoulders
hard skill
hard sledding
hard soap
hard solder
hard sore
hard space
hard start
hard steel
hard stop
hard surface
hard tarter
hard tick
hard time

Literary usage of Hard shoulder

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1. Parts of the body in older Germanic and Scandinavian by Torild Washington Arnoldson (1915)
"... upper part of the back between the shoulders: hala, hala, Sw. hard shoulder ... space between the shoulder blades of man: har, Sw. hard shoulder (97:08) ..."

2. Linguistic Studies in Germanic by Chicago University Staff (1915)
"Sw. dial. hdr-skilja the space between the shoulder blades of man: har, Sw. hard shoulder (97:08) +skilja separate. 97:16. ..."

3. White Fang by Jack London (1906)
"Lip-lip essayed to back away, but White Fang struck him hard, shoulder to shoulder. Lip-lip was overthrown and rolled upon his back. ..."

4. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling (1897)
"Mowgli twisted his head and tried to see over his own hard shoulder, and Messua laughed again so long that Mowgli, not knowing why, was forced to laugh with ..."

5. Report of the Hundred and Twenty Second Round Table on Transport Economics by ECMT Staff, Ecmt, (Paris) European Conference of Ministers, Centre Economic Research, Economic Research Centre, (Paris) Round Table on Transport Economi (2003)
"... is therefore reduced: As a result of maximum speed limits (usually 80 km/h), collisions are no more frequent despite the absence of a hard shoulder. ..."

6. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1899)
"Mowgli twisted his head and tried to see over his own hard shoulder, and Messua laughed again so long that Mowgli, not knowing why, was forced to laugh with ..."

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