Simple Definition of beltway
: a highway that goes around a city
the Beltway : the political and social world of Washington, D.C.
Full Definition of beltway
1 : a highway skirting an urban area
2 capitalized : the political and social world of Washington, D.C., viewed especially as insular and exclusive <understanding better than Beltway insiders what really interests voters — L. I. Barrett>
Examples of beltway in a sentence
Her influence extends beyond the Beltway.
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