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thoroughfare

[thur-oh-fair, -uh-fair, thuhr-] /ˈθɜr oʊˌfɛər, -əˌfɛər, ˈθʌr-/
noun
1.
a road, street, or the like, that leads at each end into another street.
2.
a major road or highway.
3.
a passage or way through:
no thoroughfare.
4.
a strait, river, or the like, affording passage.
Origin of thoroughfare
1350-1400
First recorded in 1350-1400, thoroughfare is from the Middle English word thurghfare. See thorough, fare
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thoroughfare

/ˈθʌrəˌfɛə/
noun
1.
a road from one place to another, esp a main road
2.
way through or access: no thoroughfare
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Word Origin and History for thoroughfare
n.

late 14c., "passage or way through," from thorough + fare.

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