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off-ramp

[awf-ramp, of-] /ˈɔfˌræmp, ˈɒf-/
noun
1.
an exit lane for traffic from a turnpike or freeway to a street.
Also, offramp.
Compare on-ramp.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55, Americanism
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Examples from the web for off-ramp
  • Likewise, as cars travel along highways, they eventually exit through an off-ramp.
  • The show's off-ramp, rectilinear galleries provide oases of discrimination.
  • When it reaches the destination station, it exits this central loop via an off-ramp.
  • They came from businesses that opened near a town's new train station or the new off-ramp.
  • The car flees into an off-ramp and, precipitate, stops with a rubber-mouse squeak of tires.
British Dictionary definitions for off-ramp

off-ramp

noun
1.
a short steep one-way road by which traffic can leave a motorway or highway
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Contemporary definitions for off-ramp
noun

a one-way lane for departing a main highway

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Word Origin and History for off-ramp
n.

1954, from off (adv.) + ramp (n.).

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