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What is the meaning of drag in this context? (From first paragraph of “The Sanctuary”, by Elif Batuman, New Yorker, December 19, 2011)

Directly outside the window, Vegas-style lights stretching across the main drag spelled, in two-foot-high letters, “WELCOME TO THE CITY OF PROPHETS.”

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closed as general reference by J.R., Andrew Leach, MετάEd, JLG, jwpat7 Sep 14 '12 at 14:18

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This is a general reference question: onelook.com/?w=main+drag – MετάEd Sep 14 '12 at 12:19
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6: street, road <the main drag>

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To describe the main street as the main drag is a common slang expression. "The primary commercial street in a smaller city." urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=drag – Robin Michael Sep 14 '12 at 10:31

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