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autobahn

[ aw-tuh-bahn; German ou-taw-bahn ]
/ ˈɔ təˌbɑn; German ˈaʊ tɔˌbɑn /
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noun, plural au·to·bahns, German au·to·bahn·en [ou-taw-bah-nuhn]. /ˈaʊ tɔˌbɑ nən/.

(in Germany and Austria) a superhighway; expressway.

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Origin of autobahn

1935–40; <German, equivalent to Autoauto + Bahn road, way
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British Dictionary definitions for autobahn

autobahn
/ (ˈɔːtəˌbɑːn) /

noun

a motorway in German-speaking countries

Word Origin for autobahn

from German, from Auto car + Bahn road
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