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main stem

noun, Slang.
the main street of a city or town; the main drag.
Origin of main stem
An Americanism dating back to 1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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main drag

noun phrase

The major street of a town or city •Main stem was used of a railroad line by 1832: We begged together on the ''main drag''/ We sifted along the main stem (entry form 1851+, variant 1900+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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