- a limited-access toll highway providing a means of direct transportation between distant areas for high-speed automobile traffic.
Origin of thruway
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Related Wordsviaduct, course, street, terrace, artery, avenue, boulevard, passage, way, expressway, highway, roadway, direction, superhighway, thoroughfare, track, trail, path, line, drag
Examples from the Web for thruway
The thruway went on to Los Angeles in its western segment, not shown on the map.
In the distance, the night sky glowed with the lights of Chambersburg, north of the thruway.
Kelly sighed and stared out into the light streaked night of the thruway.
Ten bands of color—each five separated by a narrow clear strip, detailed the thruway.
And as far as thruway traffic control and authority was concerned, state and national boundaries actually didn't exist.