su·​per·​high·​way | \ ˌsü-pər-ˈhī-ˌwā How to pronounce superhighway (audio) , ˈsü-pər-ˌhī- \

Definition of superhighway

1 : a multilane highway (such as an expressway or turnpike) designed for high-speed traffic

Examples of superhighway in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Organizations that successfully deal with I&D matters will create a superhighway for their success, which can be measured both in terms of overall performance and customer satisfaction. Kumar Parakala, Forbes, 17 June 2021 In 1974, Paik spoke about the possibility of an electronic superhighway that would not only connect the world, but foster artistic collaboration. Joan Macdonald, Forbes, 3 June 2021 But America’s superhighway of progress isn’t self-fulfilling. Philip Elliott, Time, 21 Apr. 2021 The emergence of the automobile, the superhighway and the road trip were remarkable developments in the US. Channon Hodge, CNN, 11 Oct. 2020 Darwin's Arch, a majestic piece of land that rises up suddenly in the middle of nowhere, is on a superhighway for hammerheads. José Andrés, Condé Nast Traveler, 2 Oct. 2020 As part of the Belt and Road Initiative, the government has been building major infrastructure projects like high-speed trains and superhighways through the remote province. Michael Hardy, Wired, 4 Apr. 2020 Holes around pipes or wiring are often overlooked, but can act as a mouse superhighway system through your home. Mary Beth Griggs, Popular Science, 18 Dec. 2019 As the long and bloody conflict in Syria was gathering pace, Turkey allowed its southern border to become a virtual superhighway for foreign militants heading to join the battle. Laura King, Los Angeles Times, 9 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of superhighway

1924, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of superhighway was in 1924

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“Superhighway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of superhighway

: a large and wide highway used for traveling at high speeds over long distances


su·​per·​high·​way | \ ˌsü-pər-ˈhī-ˌwā How to pronounce superhighway (audio) \

Kids Definition of superhighway

: an expressway for high-speed traffic


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