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subway

[ suhb-wey ]
/ ˈsʌbˌweɪ /
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noun

Also called, especially British, tube, underground. an underground electric railroad, usually in a large city.
Chiefly British. a short tunnel or underground passageway for pedestrians, automobiles, etc.; underpass.

verb (used without object)

to be transported by a subway: We subwayed uptown.

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Origin of subway

First recorded in 1820–30; sub- + way1
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British Dictionary definitions for subway

subway
/ (ˈsʌbˌweɪ) /

noun

British an underground passage or tunnel enabling pedestrians to cross a road, railway, etc
an underground passage or tunnel for traffic, electric power supplies, etc
mainly US and Canadian an underground railway
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