Definition of underpass
: a crossing of a highway and another way (such as a road or railroad) at different levels; also : the lower level of such a crossing
Examples of underpass in a Sentence
We stood on the bridge and looked down at the underpass.
Recent Examples of underpass from the Web
The project will realign the east leg of 45th Street with its west leg via an underpass and thereby bypass traffic under the Canadian National Railroad tracks.
The advertising devices themselves were magnetic computer motherboards with the Lite-Brite face of the Mooninites displayed on the side, magnetically attached to bridges, underpasses, etc.
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First Known Use of underpass
UNDERPASS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of underpass for English Language Learners
: a place where a road or railroad crosses under another road or railroad
UNDERPASS Defined for Kids
Definition of underpass for Students
: a road or passage that runs under something (as another road)
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