autoroute

[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.

Nearby words

  1. autoregulation,
  2. autoreinfection,
  3. autoreproduction,
  4. autorickshaw,
  5. autorotation,
  6. autosave,
  7. autoschediasm,
  8. autosensitization,
  9. autosepticemia,
  10. autoserum

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

noun

a French motorway

Word Origin for autoroute

from French, from auto car + route road

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