Definition of beltway
1 : a highway skirting an urban area
2 capitalized : the political and social world of Washington, D.C., viewed especially as insular and exclusive understanding better than Beltway insiders what really interests voters — L. I. Barrett
Examples of beltway in a Sentence
Her influence extends beyond the Beltway.
Recent Examples of beltway from the Web
Skies are partly cloudy overnight and temperatures remain warm, near 80 downtown and in the mid-to-upper 70s outside of the beltway.
The Sorrento area where Baker lives is a hot spot for development and is poised for more growth with the dawning of the new Wekiva Parkway, which will complete the beltway around metro Orlando.
A motorcyclist died in a crash on the Interstate 95 north ramp to the inner loop of the beltway in Baltimore County Sunday morning, State Police said.
The term occasionally even pops up outside the beltway.
Many beltway journalists are essentially establishment creatures, gatekeepers for the political ruling class, members of that class and fierce guardians of their place in the empire.
Democrats and the Washington beltway media that serve largely as loyal establishment clerks had her as a winner.
And Nehring contended that controversies like Comey's firing don't resonate outside the beltway -- especially compared to issues such as health care that touch individual voters directly.
About 9:40 p.m., just as the three-bus convoy was intercepted near the northern beltway, the police cut off one of the southbound buses, shattered its windows with tree branches and shot tear gas inside to flush out the passengers.
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BELTWAY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of beltway for English Language Learners
: a highway that goes around a city
the Beltway : the political and social world of Washington, D.C.
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