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autobahn

[ aw-tuh-bahn; German ou-taw-bahn ]
/ 藞蓴 t蓹藢b蓱n; German 藞a蕣 t蓴藢b蓱n /
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noun, plural au路to路bahns, German au路to路bahn路en [ou-taw-bah-nuhn]. /藞a蕣 t蓴藢b蓱 n蓹n/.
(in Germany and Austria) a superhighway; expressway.
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Origin of autobahn

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

autobahn
/ (藞蓴藧t蓹藢b蓱藧n) /

noun
a motorway in German-speaking countries

Word Origin for autobahn

from German, from Auto car + Bahn road
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