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dirt road

noun
1.
an unpaved road.
Origin of dirt road
1850-1855
1850-55, Americanism
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  • They veered to the left over a dirt road, through two hamlets; then turned to the right.

    The Slayer Of souls Robert Chambers
  • They rode in silence for a while, until the dirt road changed to pavement.

    The Short Life Francis Donovan
  • The dirt road ran all the way down in sight of the railroad.

  • At 38 m. is the junction with a dirt road, not suitable for trailers.

    North Dakota Various
  • Once built, the expense of keeping them in good order is less than that of keeping a dirt road in bad order.

    Commercial Geography Jacques W. Redway
  • Rick peered past him and saw the lighter color of the dirt road.

    The Flaming Mountain Harold Leland Goodwin
  • It might be somewhere in the woods, or jogging innocently along a dirt road.

    Old Caravan Days Mary Hartwell Catherwood
British Dictionary definitions for dirt road

dirt road

noun
1.
an unsealed country road
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