Cloverleaf



[kloh-ver-leef] /ˈkloʊ vərˌlif/

noun, plural cloverleafs, cloverleaves.
1.
a road arrangement, resembling a in form, for permitting easy traffic movement between two intersecting high-speed highways. One highway passes over the other, and both are joined by a system of curved feeder roads permitting vehicles to enter and leave the highways.
adjective
2.
shaped like or resembling a or of .
/ˈkləʊvəˌliːf/
noun (pl) -leaves
1.
an arrangement of connecting roads, resembling a four-leaf clover in form, that joins two intersecting main roads
2.
(modifier) in the shape or pattern of a leaf of clover
n.

1882, from clover + leaf (n.). Highway interchange sense attested by 1933.

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