main/major road


: a road that is commonly used and that goes through the main part of a city, town, etc.

Examples of main/major road in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the area of the derailment still looked like a large cleanup site this month, with truck traffic jamming a main road. Peter Eavis, New York Times, 28 Jan. 2024 One eyewitness, who managed to escape by taking the main road north, reported Hamas militants on motorbikes firing at them from close range, which was corroborated by photos of their bullet-ridden car. Emmanuelle Saliba, ABC News, 12 Oct. 2023 The main road winds alongside the Umpqua River, which stretches 111 miles and zigzags through downtown Roseburg. Will Lanzoni, CNN Money, 23 Sep. 2023 Micah Garen—Getty ImagesA view of lava crossing the main road to Grindavík and flowing on the road leading to the Blue Lagoon, in Grindavík, Iceland. TIME, 8 Feb. 2024 In the southern city of Jérémie, Anne Shesca Alexis lamented that a gang blockade of the main road leading from the capital to the south had made goods more expensive. Amanda Coletta, Washington Post, 26 Jan. 2024 The truck zigzagged through side streets for two hours to avoid Israeli tanks on the main road south. Ghada Abdulfattah, The Christian Science Monitor, 10 Jan. 2024 Dashcam video shows the truck turn from the main road onto a residential street and accelerate. Katie Moore, Kansas City Star, 25 Jan. 2024 Israeli troops positioned themselves south of the city on the main road that spans Gaza from north to south, sandwiching Deir al-Balah between the two areas of ground combat to the north and south. Victoria Beaule, ABC News, 25 Jan. 2024 See More

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“Main/major road.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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