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roadway

[ rohd-wey ]
/ ˈroʊdˌweɪ /
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noun

the land over which a road is built; a road together with the land at its edge.
the part of a road over which vehicles travel; road.

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Origin of roadway

First recorded in 1590–1600; road + way1
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British Dictionary definitions for roadway

roadway
/ (ˈrəʊdˌweɪ) /

noun

the surface of a road
the part of a road that is used by vehicles
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