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.
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How to use thoroughfare in a sentence
The Park Service also said the Memorial Bridge and parts of major thoroughfares downtown, including Constitution, Pennsylvania and Independence avenues, would be blocked.National Mall will be closed for nearly a week, Park Service announces | Justin Jouvenal | January 15, 2021 | Washington Post
Its main thoroughfare, 3rd Street, cuts through both the business and entertainment districts in town.Des Moines : Come and See All that The Capital City has to Offer! | LGBTQ-Editor | November 22, 2020 | No Straight News
We ducked into the woods behind our house in Vermont, crossed the neighbor’s field, and emerged onto a quiet gravel track that was once a thoroughfare to a copper mine.
In New York City, the Metro Transit Authority trialed a system on major thoroughfares with a reported rate of 0% accuracy.There is a crisis of face recognition and policing in the US | Tate Ryan-Mosley | August 14, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
Unlike many clubs, the Stonewall Inn, which opened in March 1967, was on a main thoroughfare instead of a side street.How the New York Media Covered The Stonewall Riots | LGBTQ-Editor | June 23, 2020 | No Straight News
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 | Nina Strochlic | November 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
On a busy Manhattan thoroughfare, the artist Andy Golub painted the bodies of nude models.
“Libya in general is a major thoroughfare, the I-95 for foreign fighters into Syria from Africa,” the U.S. defense official said.Jihadists Now Control Secretive U.S. Base in Libya | Eli Lake | April 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Border Patrol's Tucson sector, long a major thoroughfare for illegal immigration, stands out as an outlier.At Mexican Border, Four in Five Drug Busts Involve American Citizens | Andrew Becker, G. W. Schulz, Tia Ghose | March 26, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
In Hebron, Israeli settlers occupy the main thoroughfare and commonly attack Palestinians.
Newhall Street, and a new thoroughfare made in continuation of Bread Street.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
A cross-road from the Black Caon road would place them in the thoroughfare that ran past the house.Motor Matt's "Century" Run | Stanley R. Matthews
Matt took the cross-road on two wheels, and, half a minute later, lurched into the main thoroughfare in the same way.Motor Matt's "Century" Run | Stanley R. Matthews
But in the great thoroughfare the tide of vehicles and foot passengers was perceptibly thinning.A Butterfly on the Wheel | Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
"It is a crowded thoroughfare," the man remarked nervously, looking up and down Shaftesbury Avenue.The Double Four | E. Phillips Oppenheim
British Dictionary definitions for thoroughfare
a road from one place to another, esp a main road
way through or access: no thoroughfare
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