/leɪn / (say layn)

1. a narrow way or passage between fences, walls, or houses.
2. any narrow or well-defined passage, track, channel, or course.
3. a stock route which has fences on both sides.
4. a fixed route pursued by ocean-going ships or aircraft.
5. a strip of road, marked out with lines, wide enough for a single file of vehicles and about which various rules exist as to usage, speed, and the circumstances under which a driver may move from one to another: *traffic restricted to one lane in each direction from Princes Highway to Pipe Rd. –herald-sun, 1991.
6. (in racing) each of the spaces between the cords or chalked lines which mark the courses of the competitors.
7. Tenpin Bowling a narrow alley, usually with a polished wooden floor, on which the ball is bowled.
{Middle English and Old English}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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