Definition of autobahn
: a German, Swiss, or Austrian expressway
Recent Examples of autobahn from the Web
After the war, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, frustrated by the difficulty of moving tanks across the country, promoted a plan that mimicked the German autobahn: the Federal Interstate Highway System.
Drive modes cover everything from dropping off the babysitter to slicing up the autobahn.
Study roads and major interchanges and decide whether to take the faster autobahn/strada/route/cesta or a slower scenic route.
And thats where tourists looking to speed through the stretches of autobahn sans speed limits come in.
But after talks in November, the parliament was able to arrange a different toll to be imposed on infrequent autobahn motorists, so that they wouldn't be faced with an annual fee for a short road excursion.
Compared to the meat grinder out west, with the Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder taking turns pummeling one another, the Cavaliers’ path to the N.B.A. finals looks like a smooth ride on the autobahn.
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Origin and Etymology of autobahn
German, from Auto + Bahn road
First Known Use: 1934See Words from the same year
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