lim·​it·​ed-ac·​cess ˈli-mə-təd-ˈak-ˌses How to pronounce limited-access (audio)
of a road
: having access restricted to a relatively small number of points

Examples of limited-access in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Army Corps said Thursday night that engineers aimed to open by the end of April a limited-access channel to the port that would be 35 feet deep. Angela Roberts, Baltimore Sun, 4 Apr. 2024 All Suburban and Tahoe models will also have the option of Super Cruise, GM’s hands-free driving system that can be used on most mapped, limited-access highways. Scotty Reiss, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 Perhaps nothing defines Los Angeles like the freeways: ribbons of asphalt and steel (and traffic jams) tying coast, valley and mountains together in a multilane, limited-access web. Eric A. Taub, New York Times, 30 Oct. 2023 This limited-access modus operandi is less about driving hype and intrigue for hype and intrigue’s sake, in the way that brands like Supreme have become famous for their drops, than about manpower and capacity. Jessica Iredale, New York Times, 12 Oct. 2023 Ensuring that customers understand the differences should boost the appeal of Super Cruise, which works only on limited-access highways that have been premapped, and the upcoming Ultra Cruise, which broadly offers the same functionality on a wider set of roads. John Voelcker, Car and Driver, 31 July 2023 BlueCruise, Ford’s driving assist feature that allows drivers to remove their hands from the steering wheel on some limited-access highways, will not be available on the Ranger, at least for the time being, however. Peter Valdes-Dapena, CNN, 10 May 2023 This was the experience in the Vintage Room, the luxe, limited-access, 12-person dining room aboard the Riverside Mozart. Jennifer Billock, Travel + Leisure, 28 Mar. 2023 The Assistant is designed to operate on limited-access highways, in surrounding traffic, at speeds of 60 km/h or less. IEEE Spectrum, 8 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of limited-access was in 1944

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“Limited-access.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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