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throughway

[throo-wey]
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noun
  1. thruway.
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thruway

or through·way

[throo-wey]
noun
  1. a limited-access toll highway providing a means of direct transportation between distant areas for high-speed automobile traffic.
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Origin of thruway

First recorded in 1940–45; thru + way1
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Examples from the Web for throughway

Historical Examples

  • A tight-fitting wood plug is driven into the throughway of the tee and the ends ground off flush on the emery wheel.

    The Boy Mechanic, Book 2

    Various

  • The car whizzed off the Throughway, and began weaving through the residential areas of Arlington.

    Martyr

    Alan Edward Nourse


British Dictionary definitions for throughway

throughway

noun
  1. US a thoroughfare, esp a motorway
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Word Origin and History for throughway

n.

"expressway, large toll road," 1934, American English, from through + way.

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