[thur-oh-fair, -uh-fair, thuhr-]
- a road, street, or the like, that leads at each end into another street.
- a major road or highway.
- a passage or way through: no thoroughfare.
- a strait, river, or the like, affording passage.
Origin of thoroughfare
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Examples from the Web for thoroughfare
Davis was one of the last ones out and hurried to follow the other hostages, who were being marched down the thoroughfare.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis
November 23, 2014
On a busy Manhattan thoroughfare, the artist Andy Golub painted the bodies of nude models.Naked on a New York Street—for Art
September 16, 2014
A thoroughfare for freedom beat Freedom from Washington regulation is more like it!Mitt Romney Finds the Funny in ‘America the Beautiful’ (VIDEO)
February 10, 2012
The path was wider and more worn now--almost a thoroughfare, in fact.In the Valley
Quickly her glance returned to his face; his gaze was bent down the thoroughfare.The Strollers
Frederic S. Isham
Hitch Pegasus to a family cart and he can't go off the thoroughfare.Potts's Painless Cure
It would entirely change the thoroughfare of the world's commerce.
It turned their hopes and aspirations in a way which was really "no thoroughfare."The Negro and the Nation
George S. Merriam
- a road from one place to another, esp a main road
- way through or accessno thoroughfare
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Word Origin and History for thoroughfare
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