autostrada

noun
au·​to·​stra·​da | \ ˌau̇-tō-ˈsträ-də How to pronounce autostrada (audio) , ˌȯ-tō- \
plural autostradas or autostrade\ ˌau̇-​tō-​ˈsträ-​(ˌ)dā How to pronounce autostrada (audio) , ˌȯ-​tō-​ \

Definition of autostrada

: an expressway especially in Italy

First Known Use of autostrada

1927, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for autostrada

Italian, from automobile + strada street, from Late Latin strata paved road — more at street

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“Autostrada.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/autostrada. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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