or by·road

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Origin of by-road

First recorded in 1665–75; by- + road Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for byroad

Historical Examples of byroad

  • The route of the column was by a byroad, between Doue and Montreuil.

    No Surrender!

    G. A. Henty

  • Coming up unexpectedly by a byroad, they captured all the National pickets except one, who gave the alarm and ran into the camp.

    Campfire and Battlefield

    Rossiter Johnson

  • Of course, I didn't come through the camp of the 200th Ind., but modestly sought a byroad which Mrs. Bolster had put me onto.

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

  • The party stopped at a small tavern on a byroad in Virginia, to rest the horses.

British Dictionary definitions for byroad


  1. a secondary or side road
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