expressway

noun ex·press·way \ ik-ˈspres-ˌwā \
|Updated on: 15 Jun 2018

Definition of expressway

: a high-speed divided highway for through traffic with access partially or fully controlled

Examples of expressway in a Sentence

  1. a baffling maze of high-speed expressways encircles the city

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First Known Use of expressway

1944

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EXPRESSWAY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of expressway for English Language Learners

  • : a large highway that may be entered and left only at certain places


EXPRESSWAY Defined for Kids

expressway

noun ex·press·way \ ik-ˈspres-ˌwā \

Definition of expressway for Students

: a highway for rapid traffic


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