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expressway

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noun ex·press·way \ik-ˈspres-ˌwā\

Simple Definition of expressway

  • : a large highway that may be entered and left only at certain places

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of expressway

  1. :  a high-speed divided highway for through traffic with access partially or fully controlled

Examples of expressway in a sentence

  1. <a baffling maze of high-speed expressways encircles the city>



1944

First Known Use of expressway

1944


EXPRESSWAY Defined for Kids

expressway

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noun ex·press·way \ik-ˈspres-ˌwā\

Definition of expressway for Students

  1. :  a highway for rapid traffic





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