[soo-per-hahy-wey, soo-per-hahy-wey]
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  1. a highway designed for travel at high speeds, having more than one lane for each direction of traffic, a safety strip dividing the two directions, and cloverleaves to route the traffic on and off the highway.Compare expressway.
  2. any very fast route or course.

Origin of superhighway

First recorded in 1925–30; super- + highway Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for superhighway

Historical Examples of superhighway

  • As they slid along the superhighway toward the first and largest of the Venusian cities, Astro pointed out the sights.

    The Revolt on Venus

    Carey Rockwell

  • A few moments later Strong was speeding along the superhighway back toward the city.

    The Space Pioneers

    Carey Rockwell

British Dictionary definitions for superhighway


  1. mainly US a fast dual-carriageway road
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 superhighway

1925, from super- + highway.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper