Also called belt highway. a highway around the perimeter of an urban area.
the Beltway, the Washington, D.C., area within the highway that encircles it.
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How to use beltway in a sentence
Youngkin during an appearance with John Fredericks on “Outside the beltway with John Fredericks” earlier this year did not specifically say whether parents should report teachers who are teaching about LGBTQ issues.Youngkin ‘divisive’ subjects tip line received complaints about LGBTQ topics | Margaret A. Scala | November 4, 2022 | Washington Blade
Some odd localized trees down around Van Dorn and beltway in VA.D.C. braces for second night of storms after deadly lightning strike | Jason Samenow, Jeffrey Halverson | August 5, 2022 | Washington Post
The Washington Post reported Youngkin on Monday during an interview with John Fredericks on “Outside the beltway with John Fredericks” referenced a tip line that parents can use to report the teaching of “divisive” subjects.Youngkin mum on whether parents should report teaching of LGBTQ topics | Staff reports | January 26, 2022 | Washington Blade
Virginia begins last piece of beltway toll lanes expansion, reaching the American Legion BridgeConstruction has continued while the dispute moves through arbitration, Transurban said.10-mile extension of 95 Express Lanes in Virginia unlikely to open next year | Luz Lazo | December 20, 2021 | Washington Post
Maryland’s tolling authority has lowered the proposed minimum toll rate for express lanes planned on part of the Capital beltway and Interstate 270 to 17 cents per mile — a 3-cent drop — to match the lowest rate on the nearby Intercounty Connector.Maryland tolling authority suggests lowering minimum rates for toll lanes on Beltway, I-270 | Katherine Shaver | September 30, 2021 | Washington Post
At its worst, The Stranger merely recycles the biases, conventional wisdom, and cynical bitterness of inside-the-beltway habitués.
It was just something they knew they had to say for a while to sound responsible in beltway land.
After all, beltway elites—and many voters—are under the impression that the Republican Party is still nostalgic for the Cold War.
Then presidential politicking transformed the Benghazi tragedy into an inside-the-beltway circus.This Sexy Thriller Is Just the Document the Benghazi Commission Needs | Christopher Dickey | September 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But travel outside the beltway, and the conversation about impeachment is far from abstract.
British Dictionary definitions for beltway
the usual US name for a ring road
(usually with capital)
the people and institutions located in the area bounded by the Washington Beltway, taken to be politically and socially out of touch with the rest of America and much given to political intrigue
(as modifier): Beltway Cassandras
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