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parkway

[pahrk-wey] /ˈpɑrkˌweɪ/
noun
1.
a broad thoroughfare with a dividing strip or side strips planted with grass, trees, etc.
2.
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
1885-1890
An Americanism dating back to 1885-90; park + way1
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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

parkway

/ˈpɑːkˌweɪ/
noun
1.
(in the US and Canada) a wide road planted with trees, turf, etc
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