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noun [C] (UK slip road)
a road for driving off a major road
What's the opposition for 'off-ramp' in English? I refer to drive into a major road from a road.
Thank you for your answer. It's useful to learn two kinds of expressions because I might run into a Briton.
I was just thinking that was kind of silly question about off-ramp. No doubt, it should be 'on' for the opposite of 'off'.
Last edited by thedaffodils; 21-Aug-2008 at 02:09.
I'm not a teacher.
ramp = an inclined surface or roadway connecting different levels
A highway ramp (as in exit ramp and entrance ramp) or slip road is a short section of road which allows vehicles to enter or exit a freeway (motorway).
off-ramp = road by which one leaves a limited access highway.
exit ramp = or "off ramp", on a freeway
on-road = road by which one enters a limited access highway.
entrance ramp = or "on ramp", on a freeway
slip road = a connector between grade-separated roads in a traffic interchange
slip road = access road = a short road giving access to an expressway