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noun British.
  1. an expressway.
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Origin of motorway

First recorded in 1900–05; motor + way1
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British Dictionary definitions for motorway


  1. British a main road for fast-moving traffic, having limited access, separate carriageways for vehicles travelling in opposite directions, and usually a total of four or six lanesUS names: superhighway, (also Canadian) expressway
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Word Origin and History for motorway


1903, from motor- + way.

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