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clearway

[ kleer-wey ]
/ ˈklɪərˌweɪ /
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noun British.
a road on which only emergency stops are permitted.
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Origin of clearway

1880–85, for an earlier sense; clear + way1
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British Dictionary definitions for clearway

clearway
/ (ˈklɪəˌweɪ) /

noun
British a stretch of road on which motorists may stop only in an emergency
an area at the end of a runway over which an aircraft taking off makes its initial climb: it is under the control of the airport
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