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byway

[ bahy-wey ]
/ ˈbaɪˌweɪ /
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noun

a secluded, private, or obscure road.
a subsidiary or obscure field of research, endeavor, etc.

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Origin of byway

1300–50; Middle English bywey.See by1 (adj.), way1
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British Dictionary definitions for byway

byway
/ (ˈbaɪˌweɪ) /

noun

a secondary or side road, esp in the country
an area, field of study, etc, that is very obscure or of secondary importance
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