on-ramp

noun
\ ˈȯn-ˌramp How to pronounce on-ramp (audio) , ˈän-\

Definition of on-ramp

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

First Known Use of on-ramp

1956, in the meaning defined above

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on-ramp

noun

English Language Learners Definition of on-ramp

US : a short road that is used for driving onto a highway

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