[ aw-tuh-bahn; German ou-taw-bahn ]
/ ˈɔ təˌbɑn; German ˈaʊ tɔˌbɑn /
noun, plural au·to·bahns, German au·to·bahn·en [ou-taw-bah-nuh n] /ˈaʊ tɔˌbɑ nən/.
(in Germany and Austria) a superhighway; expressway.
Origin of autobahn
1935–40; < German, equivalent to Auto auto + Bahn road, way
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Examples from the Web for autobahn
After two hours, we exited the autobahn onto an old and broken road.
The Accident concerns a mysterious crash on the Vienna autobahn, in which a young couple is ejected from a taxi.
British Dictionary definitions for autobahn
/ (ˈɔːtəˌbɑːn) /
a motorway in German-speaking countries
Word Origin for autobahn
from German, from Auto car + Bahn road
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