The difference between curb and curb.

In cities, special dividing lines are laid between different zones of the street. Moreover, there are endless disputes about the name of the resulting structures. For many, it remains unclear which name is correct: border or curb. And if we are talking about two types of barrier elements, then what is the difference between a curb and a curb? Let's try to understand these issues.

A small digression

The structures in question are mounted predominantly from side stone, which is traditionally oblong slabs of concrete or granite. For example, the roadway and the sidewalk or the lawn and the parking lot can be separated from each other. Such a measure is used not only to designate spatial zones, but also to prevent vehicles from running into areas for pedestrians or lawns. In addition, such fences fulfill a certain aesthetic function.


In fact, there is quite contradictory information on the Internet about the difference between a curb and a curb. For example, some sources report that these names correspond to different ways of laying the side stone. According to this version, the curb is formed when fragments of material are located flush with the sidewalk or lawn, and the curb is a barrier with a "rib" protruding above the surface. However, this information has not been officially confirmed.

It is also reported that the word “curb” refers to a strip of wide stone that is usually used to delimit the road and the sidewalk. Curbs are also called stripes of thin sheets of material, which serve, for example, to highlight paths in parks. But even this use of concepts is not official. Meanwhile, the GOST does not use the term "curb", and when referring to road barriers and their characteristics, the compilers get by with the word "curb". If you turn to the dictionaries, you will notice that in them the meanings of the two terms in relation to road construction are equated to each other. In general, these sources define both "curb" and "curb" as a low barrier that runs along the edge of a road or sidewalk.

Thus, the question, what is the difference between a curb and a curb, concerns mostly the conversational preferences of the inhabitants of this or that city. After all, as you know, "curb" is a word more familiar to Muscovites. In St. Petersburg, the favorite version of the name is "curb". Both the designation of the road element has the right to exist. [ten] .