For the newcomer to the roads community, or to the visitor with a casual interest, the increasingly complex and detailed terminology can get quite confusing. Isn't a 'multiplex' a big cinema? Surely a 'trumpet' is a musical instrument? And shouldn't you see a doctor if your 'nose' is involved in a merge?
Roads.org.uk comes to the rescue with the Dictionary — something approaching a comprehensive glossary of the terms currently used by those discussing British roads. Some are engineering terms, some were created by road enthusiasts, some have multiple meanings. All are defined here as clearly as possible.
If there's something you think should be here but isn't, then let me know and I'll add it to the list.
The following list is, allegedly, in alphabetical order. Click a word to jump to its definition.
In no particular order — Chris Long, Chris Williams, Kevin, Jeff Wagstaff, Mike Wilkinson, Paul Evans, Clive Harmson, Ted Pottage, Kevan Fleckney, Michael Elliott, John Rowland, Doug Farnan, Keith Jones, Peter Hadrys, Mark Ellerington, Paul Everitt, Brian Davies, James, Robert, Toby Speight, Dave, David Summers, Pete Harman, Ash, Paul Gowen, Martin Vlietstra, Alan Whittingham, Steven Jukes, Jack Robinson, Andy Emmerson, Guy Barry, Simon M4Man, Chris 'Awkward' McKenna, David D Miller, Peter Edwardson, and Simon Mold, all of whom have stopped this page being as inaccurate as it used to be.