autoroute

noun
au·to·route | \ˈȯ-tō-ˌrüt, -ˌrau̇t\

Definition of autoroute 

: an expressway especially in France

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Neuville-St-Vaast exit from A26 autoroute, follow D49 This is arguably one of the most powerful memorials on the Western Front. Smithsonian, "World War I Cemeteries & Memorials Around the World," 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, "World War I Cemeteries & Memorials Around the World," 26 May 2017

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First Known Use of autoroute

1946, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for autoroute

French, from automobile + route

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