express-way

expressway

[ik-spres-wey]
noun
a highway especially planned for high-speed traffic, usually having few if any intersections, limited points of access or exit, and a divider between lanes for traffic moving in opposite directions.
Compare superhighway.


Origin:
1940–45; express + way

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expressway (ɪkˈsprɛsˌweɪ)
 
n
a motorway

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expressway
c.1938, from express + way.
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