expressway

[ ik-spres-wey ]
/ ɪkˈsprɛsˌweɪ /

noun

a highway especially planned for high-speed traffic, usually having few if any intersections, limited points of access or exit, and a divider between lanes for traffic moving in opposite directions.

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Also called limited access highway.
Compare superhighway.

Origin of expressway

First recorded in 1940–45; express + way1
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British Dictionary definitions for expressway

expressway
/ (ɪkˈsprɛsˌweɪ) /

noun

a motorway
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