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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 California, Colorado, Massachusetts, and New York don’t allow scooters on highways, expressways, or limited-access roads. Saryn Chorney, Travel + Leisure, 16 Feb. 2023

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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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Cite this Entry

“Limited-access.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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