autostrada

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

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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