or through·way

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

Origin of thruway

First recorded in 1940–45; thru + way1

Words Nearby thruway Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use thruway in a sentence

  • Ten bands of color—each five separated by a narrow clear strip, detailed the thruway.

    Code Three | Rick Raphael
  • Then a five-day resupply and briefing period and back onto another thruway.

    Code Three | Rick Raphael
  • And as far as thruway traffic control and authority was concerned, state and national boundaries actually didn't exist.

    Code Three | Rick Raphael
  • Three minutes later, they emerged from the tunnel into the red patrol lane of Continental thruway 26-West.

    Code Three | Rick Raphael
  • Then they hit the thruway—nine of them packed into the jalopy—the oldest one just seventeen years old.

    Code Three | Rick Raphael