beltway

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noun, often attributive belt·way \ˈbelt-ˌwā\

Definition of beltway

  1. 1 :  a highway skirting an urban area

  2. 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

  1. Her influence extends beyond the Beltway.

1950

First Known Use of beltway

1950



BELTWAY Defined for English Language Learners

beltway

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noun, often attributive belt·way \ˈbelt-ˌwā\

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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