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autoroute

[aw-toh-root; French oh-toh-root] /ˈɔ toʊˌrut; French oʊ toʊˈrut/
noun, plural autoroutes
[aw-toh-roots; French oh-toh-root] /ˈɔ toʊˌruts; French oʊ toʊˈrut/ (Show IPA)
1.
a principal highway, especially in France and French-speaking Canada.
Origin of autoroute
1960-1965
From French, dating back to 1960-65; See origin at auto, route
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British Dictionary definitions for autoroute

autoroute

/ˈɔːtəʊˌruːt/
noun
1.
a French motorway
Word Origin
from French, from auto car + route road
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