hard shoulder

  1. a paved strip beside a motorway (for stopping in emergencies)
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How To Use hard shoulder In A Sentence

  • The driver, of Kennington Park, London, said he had managed to steer his car onto the hard shoulder when his tyre blew.
  • They then ran with her down the hard shoulder as gas cylinders inside exploded in flames and destroyed the ambulance. The Sun
  • The driver managed to pull on to the hard shoulder but sparks caused a fire that ignited the chemical it was carrying. The Sun
  • An estimated 90,000 motorists using the road every day face contraflows, temporary speed limits and hard shoulder restrictions.
  • Can be used to flush the hard shoulder, parapet of road and sidewalk; can also be used to flush, water trees, or sprinkle pesticide.
  • Toxic smoke drifts into the air as citizens burn their waste on the hard shoulders. Times, Sunday Times
  • One recently turned round and drove six miles back along the hard shoulder into mid morning rush-hour traffic. Times, Sunday Times
  • The van rolled several times and collided with a flatbed lorry parked on the hard shoulder while workers were carrying out repairs near by.
  • We moved him onto the board and worked with the ambulance service to move him across the mangled car wreck onto the hard shoulder. Times, Sunday Times
  • He careered towards the hard shoulder, rebounded and collided with the central reservation.
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