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autoroute

[ aw-toh-root; French oh-toh-root ]
/ ˈɔ toʊˌrut; French oʊ toʊˈrut /
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noun, plural au·to·routes [aw-toh-roots; French oh-toh-root]. /ˈɔ toʊˌruts; French oʊ toʊˈrut/.

a principal highway, especially in France and French-speaking Canada.

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Origin of autoroute

From French, dating back to 1960–65; see origin at auto, route
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British Dictionary definitions for autoroute

autoroute
/ (ˈɔːtəʊˌruːt) /

noun

a French motorway

Word Origin for autoroute

from French, from auto car + route road
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