highroad

or high road

[hahy-rohd]

Origin of highroad

First recorded in 1700–10; high + road
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Examples from the Web for highroad

Historical Examples of highroad

  • Beyond Schwitter's the highroad stretched, broad and inviting, across the State.

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    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • Then she turned round, and began to walk back towards the highroad.

    A Spirit in Prison

    Robert Hichens

  • She walked back till she reached the tunnel under the highroad.

    A Spirit in Prison

    Robert Hichens

  • Just as she emerged upon the highroad, her pony and carriage came up.

    Lord Kilgobbin

    Charles Lever

  • It was indeed a moonless night, but he did not make for the highroad.


British Dictionary definitions for highroad

highroad

noun
  1. a main road; highway
  2. (the highroad) the sure waythe highroad to fame
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