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it crossed the meridian

English translation: it crossed the center island / divider / median

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11:01 Mar 28, 2007
English to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Construction / Civil Engineering
English term or phrase: it crossed the meridian
I have some doubts about this expression; the contest is a car accident where, from a truck trailer ..."flew off, it CROSSED THE MERIDIAN, and landed on the roof of my car, broken the car and my neck"
Any ideas? Thank you for your help!
Anita M. A. Mazzoli
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:42
English translation:it crossed the center island / divider / median
Explanation:
"meridian" here refers to the dividing area between the opposite lanes in the road.

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Note added at 5 mins (2007-03-28 11:06:55 GMT)
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see also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Median_(road)
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Mike Gogulski
Slovakia
Local time: 07:42
Grading comment
Thank you very much Mark and thank you all!!! Very useful reply and notes!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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5 +16it crossed the center island / divider / median
Mike Gogulski


  

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4 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +16
it crossed the center island / divider / median


Explanation:
"meridian" here refers to the dividing area between the opposite lanes in the road.

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Note added at 5 mins (2007-03-28 11:06:55 GMT)
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see also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Median_(road)

Mike Gogulski
Slovakia
Local time: 07:42
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thank you very much Mark and thank you all!!! Very useful reply and notes!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  William [Bill] Gray
1 min

agree  kmtext: central reservation in UKEn
11 mins

agree  Ken Cox: common midwestern US vernacular usage
15 mins

agree  Tony M
15 mins

agree  Vicky Papaprodromou
16 mins

agree  webguru
59 mins

agree  Elena Aleksandrova
2 hrs

agree  Can Altinbay
4 hrs

agree  Will Matter
4 hrs

agree  Erich Ekoputra
5 hrs

agree  jccantrell: Meridian? Lived in Chicago for several years and never heard it used that way. Median, sure
8 hrs

agree  Sophia Finos
9 hrs

agree  Alaa Zeineldine: Definitely median.
12 hrs

agree  Hakki Ucar: must be median.
19 hrs

agree  Paula Vaz-Carreiro
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agree  xxxAlfa Trans
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Mar 29, 2007 - Changes made by Erich Ekoputra:
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