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

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An electricity superhighway that would save customers money while reducing pollution and carbon emissions. Russell Gold, WSJ, "Building the Wind Turbines Was Easy. The Hard Part Was Plugging Them In," 22 June 2019 Also, a series of more than a dozen supercykelsti — or cycle superhighways — have been set up to create higher-speed, traffic-light-free bike paths from the suburbs that stretch up to 15 miles. Los Angeles Times, "Copenhagen has taken bicycle commuting to a whole new level," 8 Aug. 2019 By the time Gondwana began to bust up, dinosaurs and other iconic animal groups had used it as a superhighway to spread across much of the Southern Hemisphere. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, "Plate Tectonics: The Slow Dance of Our Planet's Crust," 12 June 2019 In France and countries to the south, these superhighways usually come with tolls. Rick Steves, USA TODAY, "Rick Steves' guide to driving in Europe: Conquer your fear of the roundabout," 11 June 2019 In the latter half of the 19th century, the Wisconsin River through the Dells was a superhighway for the lumber trade. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "See the photographs that put the Dells on the map at an exclusive exhibit at West Bend's Museum of Wisconsin Art," 4 June 2019 Bikes were such a popular mode of urban transportation that cities scrambled to build cycling superhighways for them. Alissa Walker, Curbed, "Don’t ban scooters. Redesign streets.," 13 July 2018 The animals use the Eagle River Valley as a kind of bruin superhighway, moving up and down the river all summer long. Matt Tunseth, Anchorage Daily News, "Biologists say trash bears in Eagle River will be killed — but people are the problem," 19 June 2018 To celebrate this milestone, Billboard spoke with some of today's modern metal mavens on how Seventh Son played a role on their travels along the heavy metal superhighway. Ron Hart, Billboard, "Iron Maiden's 'Seventh Son of a Seventh Son' at 30: Artists Reflect on Then-Controversial Metal Classic," 11 Apr. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of superhighway

US : 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) \

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: an expressway for high-speed traffic

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