underpass

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

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. undernutrition,
  2. underpaid,
  3. underpainting,
  4. underpants,
  5. underpart,
  6. underpay,
  7. underperform,
  8. underpin,
  9. underpinning,
  10. 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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