or by·road

[ bahy-rohd ]

  1. a side road.

Origin of by-road

First recorded in 1665–75; by- + road Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use by-road in a sentence

  • Power raced alongside, and the two struck into a byroad leading to Bellevue Avenue.

  • Venn made a farewell obeisance, and walked back to his former position, where the byroad from Mistover joined the highway.

    Return of the Native | Thomas Hardy
  • The party stopped at a small tavern on a byroad in Virginia, to rest the horses.

  • The Signal Section went astray and remained silently on a byroad while their officer reconnoitred.

  • That will put us far enough ahead to be able to take any byroad, and throw them off our traces.

British Dictionary definitions for byroad


/ (ˈbaɪˌrəʊd) /

  1. a secondary or side road

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