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[pahrk-wey] /ˈpɑrkˌweɪ/
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
An Americanism dating back to 1885-90; park + way1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The main street was wide, with a parkway in the center, shaded with cottonwoods.

    Mystery Ranch Arthur Chapman
  • Many turned around in circles at entrances to the parkway and failed to enter.

    Joy Ride Mark Meadows
  • 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 Fifth Ace

    Douglas Grant
  • "The little house on the parkway, where you took me the first time," she directed on a sudden impulse.

    The Fifth Ace

    Douglas Grant
  • It's she whom those other men are after; she used to live with her grandson, a hunchback, in that cottage upon the parkway.

    The Fifth Ace

    Douglas Grant
  • Maybe she'd be safer in a little town like Patchogue than among these grand homes on the parkway.

    Dreamy Hollow

    Sumner Charles Britton
  • Calling your attention to the rear entrance from the parkway, the driveway, what is there to the north of that, another building?

    Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • For a mile or so they swept along the parkway until they arrived at the gate which led into the wood.

    Robert Tournay William Sage
British Dictionary definitions for parkway


(in the US and Canada) a wide road planted with trees, turf, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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