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autostrada

[aw-toh-strah-duh; Italian ou-taw-strah-dah]
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noun, plural au·to·stra·das, Italian au·to·stra·de [ou-taw-strah-de] /ˌaʊ tɔˈstrɑ dɛ/.
  1. (in Italy) a divided highway connecting major cities.
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Origin of autostrada

1925–30; < Italian, equivalent to auto auto + strada road, highway ≪ Latin (via) strāta; see street
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British Dictionary definitions for autostrada

autostrada

noun
  1. an Italian motorway
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Word Origin

from Italian, from auto car + strada road
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