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thruway

or through·way

[throo-wey]
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noun
  1. a limited-access toll highway providing a means of direct transportation between distant areas for high-speed automobile traffic.
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Origin of thruway

First recorded in 1940–45; thru + way1
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  • The thruway went on to Los Angeles in its western segment, not shown on the map.

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  • In the distance, the night sky glowed with the lights of Chambersburg, north of the thruway.

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  • Kelly sighed and stared out into the light streaked night of the thruway.

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  • Ten bands of color—each five separated by a narrow clear strip, detailed the thruway.

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  • And as far as thruway traffic control and authority was concerned, state and national boundaries actually didn't exist.

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