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driveway

[drahyv-wey] /ˈdraɪvˌweɪ/
noun
1.
a road, especially a private one, leading from a street or other thoroughfare to a building, house, garage, etc.
2.
any road for driving on.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism; drive + way
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British Dictionary definitions for drive way

driveway

/ˈdraɪvˌweɪ/
noun
1.
a private road for vehicles, often connecting a house or garage with a public road; drive
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Word Origin and History for drive way

driveway

n.

1884 in sense "private road from a public road to a private house," from drive (v.) + way.

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