[ uhn-der-pas, -pahs ]
/ ˈʌn dərˌpæs, -ˌpɑs /


a passage running underneath, especially a passage for pedestrians or vehicles, or both, crossing under a railroad, road, etc.


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Origin of underpass

First recorded in 1900–05; under- + pass
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British Dictionary definitions for underpass

/ (ˈʌndəˌpɑːs) /


a section of a road that passes under another road, railway line, etc
another word for subway (def. 1)
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