off-ramp

noun
\ ˈȯf-ˌramp How to pronounce off-ramp (audio) \

Definition of off-ramp

: a ramp by which one leaves a limited-access highway

First Known Use of off-ramp

1939, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of off-ramp was in 1939

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“Off-ramp.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/off-ramp. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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off-ramp

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English Language Learners Definition of off-ramp

US : a short road that is used to gradually slow down after leaving a highway

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