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underpass

[uhn-der-pas, -pahs]
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noun
  1. 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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Related Words for underpass

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

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British Dictionary definitions for underpass

underpass

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

n.

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

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