- an express highway with no intersections, usually having traffic routed on and off by means of a cloverleaf.
- a toll-free highway.
Origin of freeway
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Examples from the Web for freeway
He took a secluded road, telling me that avoiding the freeway would save me the tolls.‘Brave Miss World’: Linor Abargil on Her Journey From Rape Victim to Beauty Queen to Activist
May 29, 2014
The word evaporados appears on a wall adjacent to a freeway in a collection of photographs by Eduardo Villanes.In ‘Urbes Mutantes,’ Scenes From Latin America’s Transformations
May 19, 2014
He was coming off of a freeway, and I was hurt pretty badly from somebody driving really fast.Amy Heckerling’s Three Favorite Scenes in ‘Clueless’ on Its 18th Birthday
July 19, 2013
In 1998, a man named Daniel Jones shot himself in the head on live television on a Los Angeles freeway interchange.
He pulled the stolen sedan off the freeway in Tonopah, about 50 miles west of Phoenix.
We got the freeway in our sights and steadied and slowed and kept slowing.
She was about to cross the freeway to the ride when her phone rang.Makers
I folded there, and the next thing I knew, I was on my side in the rubble under the freeway, holding myself and crying.Little Brother
Well, going 60 and 70 miles an hour right up a Freeway and took curves kind of fast.Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
The top of the skeletal cracking plant across the freeway glowed with St. Elmo's fire!
- another name for expressway
- a major road that can be used without paying a toll
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