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expressway

[ik-spres-wey] /ɪkˈsprɛsˌweɪ/
noun
1.
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.
Also called limited access highway.
Compare superhighway.
Origin of expressway
1940-1945
1940-45; express + way1
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expressway

/ɪkˈsprɛsˌweɪ/
noun
1.
a motorway
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Word Origin and History for expressway
n.

c.1938, American English, from express (adj.) + way.

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