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parkway

[pahrk-wey]
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noun
  1. a broad thoroughfare with a dividing strip or side strips planted with grass, trees, etc.
  2. Chiefly New York State and Western New England. a strip of grass, sometimes planted with trees or shrubs, between a sidewalk and curb.
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Origin of parkway

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90; park + way1
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Examples from the Web for parkway

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  • The main street was wide, with a parkway in the center, shaded with cottonwoods.

    Mystery Ranch

    Arthur Chapman

  • Many turned around in circles at entrances to the Parkway and failed to enter.

    Joy Ride

    Mark Meadows

  • Across from the county jail on the parkway there near the esplanade.

    Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

  • At the gate of the neat little frame house far up on the Parkway, her driver hesitated.

    The Fifth Ace

    Douglas Grant

  • "The little house on the Parkway, where you took me the first time," she directed on a sudden impulse.

    The Fifth Ace

    Douglas Grant


British Dictionary definitions for parkway

parkway

noun
  1. (in the US and Canada) a wide road planted with trees, turf, etc
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