Definition of 'oncoming'
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Drivers in the oncoming lane flashing their lights will often warn you of an approaching speed trap. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The latter group routinely drive on the other side of the white line into oncoming traffic. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They detect oncoming vehicles and prepare to switch to green. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They feared the store was about to close and so blocked an oncoming car. The Sun (2008)Is there any light at the end of the tunnel or is it just an oncoming train? The Sun (2008)It feels as if the engine may stall in front of oncoming traffic. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He explained that police would flag down oncoming cars for a roadside check. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The system has a safeguard built in to ensure that the drivers of oncoming cars are not dazzled. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They drove ahead of him on the other side of the crash barrier and flashed their lights to warn oncoming cars. The Sun (2014)It's illegal and blinds oncoming drivers. The Sun (2010)The masochistic duo soon discover why, as they find themselves dodging oncoming buses and trucks and try to avoid the edges of crumbling mountain roads. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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