- a broad thoroughfare with a dividing strip or side strips planted with grass, trees, etc.
- Chiefly New York State and Western New England. a strip of grass, sometimes planted with trees or shrubs, between a sidewalk and curb.
Origin of parkway
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Examples from the Web for parkway
A week later, Lopez was dead at age 29—shot and killed with an illegal gun on the side of a Long Island parkway.After Policeman’s Death, Can Obama Finally Answer Gun Law Questions?
Nina E. Gonzalez
November 16, 2012
The main street was wide, with a parkway in the center, shaded with cottonwoods.Mystery Ranch
Many turned around in circles at entrances to the Parkway and failed to enter.Joy Ride
Across from the county jail on the parkway there near the esplanade.Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
At the gate of the neat little frame house far up on the Parkway, her driver hesitated.
"The little house on the Parkway, where you took me the first time," she directed on a sudden impulse.
- (in the US and Canada) a wide road planted with trees, turf, etc
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