keskikaista

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

keski- (middle) +‎ kaista (lane)

NounEdit

keskikaista

  1. central reservation, reservation (UK); median, median strip (US) (strip of land that separates opposite directions on a divided highway)

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

  • middle lane is a "false friend": in English it refers to the most central or one of the most central ones of the parallel lanes on a highway which has three or more lanes to same direction. In Finnish the corresponding term would be keskimmäinen kaista.
Last modified on 27 February 2014, at 02:27