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dirt road

an unpaved road.
Origin of dirt road
An Americanism dating back to 1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • They rode in silence for a while, until the dirt road changed to pavement.

    The Short Life Francis Donovan
  • The dirt road ran all the way down in sight of the railroad.

  • I am aware that what is called a dirt road is, properly speaking, an earth road.

    The House

    Eugene Field
  • The dirt road became a paved street and they were in the town.

    Detectives, Inc.

    William Heyliger
  • At 38 m. is the junction with a dirt road, not suitable for trailers.

    North Dakota Various
  • At 39 m. is the junction with a dirt road, rutted and winding; not suitable for trailers.

    North Dakota Various
  • Rick peered past him and saw the lighter color of the dirt road.

    The Flaming Mountain Harold Leland Goodwin
British Dictionary definitions for dirt road

dirt road

an unsealed country road
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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