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by-road

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[bahy-rohd]
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noun
  1. a side road.

Origin of by-road

First recorded in 1665–75; by- + road
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Examples from the Web for by-road

Historical Examples

  • Halfway to the trolley line, the dog turned off into a by-road.

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    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • Once more we were in the by-road which had brought us westward parallel with the highway.

    The Cavalier

    George Washington Cable

  • Our course was along a by-road in the direction of Hagerstown.

  • I could hear nothing; so I turned into a by-road, leading to a grove.

    Seek and Find

    Oliver Optic

  • They followed a by-road for a quarter of a mile, and then stopped at a farm building.