shunpike

[ shuhn-pahyk ]
/ ˈʃʌnˌpaɪk /

noun

a side road taken instead of a turnpike or expressway to avoid tolls or to travel at a leisurely pace.

verb (used without object), shun·piked, shun·pik·ing.

to drive on a shunpike.

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Origin of shunpike

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; shun + (turn)pike

OTHER WORDS FROM shunpike

shun·pik·er, noun

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