[aw-toh-root; French oh-toh-root]

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.

Origin of autoroute

From French, dating back to 1960–65; see origin at auto, route Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for autoroute



a French motorway

Word Origin for autoroute

from French, from auto car + route road
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