slip lane
 n.— «The proposed improvements include an “exclusive southbound channelized right turn lane with full acceleration lane to facilitate easier truck movements as the intersection is designated as a preferred truck route in the Region’s Transportation Master Plan,” reads the report.…The intersection’s new “slip lane,” as he called it, will route trucks west along Regional Road 21 (Goodwood Road) and south on Brock Road.» —“Truck lane coming next year” in Uxbridge (Ontario, Canada) Dec. 18, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  1. “Slip,” in the sense of a short connector between two roads, is pretty well established in British English. I’ve always heard it in combination with some other characteristic, e.g. “slip road” as a generic or “off slip” for what Americans would call an “exit ramp.”

    However, “slip lane” is new to me, and I’ve never heard it on the west side of the Atlantic.

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