speed bump

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speed bump

Public health A traffic-calming device consisting of a 7–10-cm (3–4-inch) elevation on a road, which is made from plastic, rubber, asphalt or metal and designed to reduce the speed of vehicles passing over them to under 40 km/hour (25 miles/hour).

Sexology
A popular term for perianal and genital condylomas which may slow or alter the flow of sexual movement.
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'Maybe they should install sleeping policeman or something to stop them from doing it.
The tower is a good sleeping policeman and slows traffic right down.
Village leaders on the other side of Warrington, in Croft, have banned any sleeping policeman on their streets.
Scooter fan Tony Blackmore, 65, was left battered and furious after crashing into a "sleeping policeman".
They can be shattered by even a low- impact collision, driving too fast over a "sleeping policeman", or mounting a kerb.
Having lost first wife Trish after the Woolpack chimney fell on her five years ago, finding out his second wife has fallen under a sleeping policeman makes this yet another doomed New Year.
They overfill them and create a mini sleeping policeman, making journeys even more hazardous.
The sleeping policeman never stirred as the lifeboat roared up, lights on and foghorn blaring, it was claimed.
The village also gets a new sleeping policeman - not a traffic calming bump in the road, but an actual copper with narcolepsy.
There was no way it could be buried on Penarth High Street (although it would have made an effective sleeping policeman) so they towed it to wasteland behind the Cefn Mably pub where he still rests.