or off·ramp

[awf-ramp, of-]


an exit lane for traffic from a turnpike or freeway to a street.

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Origin of off-ramp

An Americanism dating back to 1950–55 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a short steep one-way road by which traffic can leave a motorway or highway
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for off-ramp

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper