autoroute

noun

au·​to·​route ˈȯ-tō-ˌrüt How to pronounce autoroute (audio)
-ˌrau̇t
: an expressway especially in France

Examples of autoroute in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The commission bought up property along the river valley and created a landscaped autoroute leading to the headwaters in Westchester County. Ian Frazier, The New Yorker, 19 Aug. 2019 Neuville-St-Vaast exit from A26 autoroute, follow D49 This is arguably one of the most powerful memorials on the Western Front. Smithsonian, 26 May 2017 Neuville-St-Vaast exit from A26 autoroute, follow D49 This is arguably one of the most powerful memorials on the Western Front. Smithsonian, 26 May 2017

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Word History

Etymology

borrowed from French, from auto- (combining form from automobile automobile entry 1) + route route entry 1

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of autoroute was in 1946

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“Autoroute.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/autoroute. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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