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
Among them are a surfer sculpture near the railroad underpass at Pier View Way, historical signs near Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, and a statue on the southern end of the city near the railroad tracks.
Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.
Pedestrians use the underpass at Ohio Street and Lake Shore Drive on June 26, 2017, in Chicago.
Small groups of curious onlookers gathered near the railroad underpass and beneath the I-610 overpass.
Beneath the scar tissue of the giant gash through the heart of Miami known as Interstate 95 are a series of dark and dreary underpasses.
Bogan's firm, based in Old Saybrook, has been subcontracted to strip and de-lead the paint covering the structure of the underpass to make way for vital repairs.
On the way to the underpass, more posters are taped along fences, on walls and even on one man’s chest.
The pavement under the underpass is bursting with people, food and bags of clothing which are being packed into vans by volunteers.
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First Known Use of underpass
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Definition of underpass for English Language Learners
: a place where a road or railroad crosses under another road or railroad
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Definition of underpass for Students
: a road or passage that runs under something (as another road)
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