shun piker

shunpike

[shuhn-pahyk]
noun
1.
a side road taken instead of a turnpike or expressway to avoid tolls or to travel at a leisurely pace.
verb (used without object), shunpiked, shunpiking.
2.
to drive on a shunpike.

Origin:
1850–55, Americanism; shun + (turn)pike

shunpiker, noun
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