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thoroughfare

noun thor·ough·fare \-ˌfer\

: a main road

Full Definition of THOROUGHFARE

1
:  a way or place for passage: as
a :  a street open at both ends
b :  a main road
2
a :  passage, transit
b :  the conditions necessary for passing through

Examples of THOROUGHFARE

  1. <one of the city's main thoroughfares>

First Known Use of THOROUGHFARE

14th century

Rhymes with THOROUGHFARE

THOROUGHFARE Defined for Kids

thoroughfare

noun thor·ough·fare \ˈthər-ō-ˌfer\

Definition of THOROUGHFARE for Kids

1
:  a street or road open at both ends
2
:  a main road

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