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motorway

[moh-ter-wey] /ˈmoʊ tərˌweɪ/
noun, British
1.
an expressway.
Origin of motorway
1900-1905
1900-05; motor + way1
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  • At an ant's size, small twigs and leaves can be the equivalent of a bumpy, unpaved motorway.
  • Some motorway verges have strange eco-systems due to the salt levels.
  • The time has come to realize the original project and build a motorway.
  • Curious to know what extra measures have been taking place which improved motorway safety.
  • It has nothing resembling a transcontinental motorway.
  • Systems that will automatically park cars and make sure they remain within the lanes of a motorway are already available.
  • So improve the roads, while limiting motorway access, to deter local traffic.
  • Trying to do this behind a big lorry on a motorway is extremely dangerous.
  • Only now has it started work on an orbital motorway, more metro lines and improvements to the suburban railway.
  • The only thing the government has done is abolish the tolls on the motorway.
British Dictionary definitions for motorway

motorway

/ˈməʊtəˌweɪ/
noun
1.
(Brit) a main road for fast-moving traffic, having limited access, separate carriageways for vehicles travelling in opposite directions, and usually a total of four or six lanes US names superhighway, (also Canadian) expressway
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Word Origin and History for motorway
n.

1903, from motor- + way.

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