off-ramp

or off·ramp

[awf-ramp, of-]
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Origin of off-ramp

An Americanism dating back to 1950–55
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British Dictionary definitions for off-ramp

off-ramp

noun
  1. a short steep one-way road by which traffic can leave a motorway or highway
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Word Origin and History for off-ramp
n.

1954, from off (adv.) + ramp (n.).

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