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bump-out

bump-out
 n.— «The streetscape design also calls for an improvement in pedestrian safety. Areas of the sidewalk will protrude into the street, essentially creating pedestrian peninsulas, where walkers can wait to cross the street. The bump-outs, as they are called, will shorten the distance to cross the street and slow down cars that whip around the turns along Main and Franklin.» —“Alburtis to unveil downtown plan” by Sarah Fulton Morning Call (Allentown, Pennsylvania) June 25, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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