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

Examples of on-ramp in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Read full article The on-ramp at the intersection was closed Monday from 9 a.m. to noonfor the sign installation, an advisory issued last Friday by the Department of Conservation and Recreation said. Talia Lissauer, BostonGlobe.com, 28 Aug. 2023 Borrowers who can make payments should, as payments will be due and interest will accrue during this on-ramp period. Joe Mutascio, The Indianapolis Star, 18 Aug. 2023 Both Loop 101 ramps to southbound I-17 closed Southbound I-17 on-ramps at Union Hills Drive and Bell Road closed When: 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18 to 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21. The Arizona Republic, 18 Aug. 2023 The Hayden Island on-ramp to northbound I-5 will also be closed during those hours. oregonlive, 18 Aug. 2023 The accident happened when the man drove over the embankment while trying to negotiate the on-ramp to Interstate 4 from eastbound State Road 408. USA TODAY, 17 Aug. 2023 But some borrowers perceive this on-ramp, as the Education Department calls it, as an informal extension of the payment moratorium. Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, Anchorage Daily News, 16 Aug. 2023 The on-ramp was closed for six hours during an on-scene investigation. David Hernandez, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Aug. 2023 Stablecoins also act as a sort of on-ramp, allowing investors to more easily cash out their crypto holdings for money that can be used in real life. Allison Morrow, CNN, 7 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1956, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of on-ramp was in 1956

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“On-ramp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on-ramp. Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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