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underpass

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

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

RELATED WORDS

shaft, mine, subway, hole, pit, channel, overpass, crossroad, junction, bridge, passage, intersection, adit, tube, drift, crosscut, burrow, interchange, traverse, network

Nearby words

undernutrition, underpaid, underpainting, underpants, underpart, underpass, underpay, underperform, underpin, underpinning, underpinnings

Origin of underpass

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

underpass

/ (ˈʌndəˌpɑːs) /

noun

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

underpass


n.

1904, American English, from under + pass (n.).

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