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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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SCARLETS THE champions appeared to be cruising along until they hit a speedbump in Gloucester on Friday night.
Personal injury lawyer Ed said: 'I was actually on my way to meet Ben at Twickenham to watch a game when I went over a speedbump and was thrown onto the bonnet of a car.
We've had a look at Tuesday's game and we said that we have had a good five or six weeks and Tuesday was just a little speedbump in the road to promotion.
But the Lakers ignored all the talk Saturday night about being a speedbump on the path to greatness for the Pistons and pushed back in a 105-94 victory that had the Staples Center crowd on its feet at the end.
Picamoles was massive and it's not easy to stop him - I think I was just a speedbump for him
The Dodgers are certain Wednesday was more a speedbump than a wall.
While the filmmakers have received legal advice to ensure they don't run into legal problems with the Skase storyline, fund-raising hit a speedbump last week when the Australian Securities and Investments Commission obtained a temporary Supreme Court injunction barring the filmmakers from seeking additional funds until appropriate documentation has been filed with the ASIC.
But while that defeat was an obstacle on the road to France, it was a speedbump rather than a pile up, and Ireland cruised past Bosnia 3-1 on aggregate in November's playoffs.
McIlroy admitted this week that his record in this event is "pathetic" but he was motoring along very nicely on five under par when he hit a speedbump on 14 - picking up his only bogey of the round.
TWISTS, turns and controversy galore as expected - and, given the story at half-time, an unexpected speedbump for title holders Shamrock Rovers in their two-in-a-row pursuit.
The Concept Kizashi - which we'd love to see handle a speedbump - and Concept Kizashi 2 are more than a hint that Suzuki is thinking about building a larger hatchback to add to its range above the Swift.