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[pahrk-wey] /ˈpɑrkˌweɪ/
a broad thoroughfare with a dividing strip or side strips planted with grass, trees, etc.
Chiefly New York State and Western New England. a strip of grass, sometimes planted with trees or shrubs, between a sidewalk and curb.
Origin of parkway
1885-90, Americanism; park + way1 Unabridged
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  • Then the multitude now gathered on both streets and the corners of the parkway, were treated to another thrill.

    Polly in New York Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • The main street was wide, with a parkway in the center, shaded with cottonwoods.

    Mystery Ranch Arthur Chapman
  • But the faade on the parkway, through which a small brook called the "Montagne" meandered most delightfully, was most impressive.

  • Across from the county jail on the parkway there near the esplanade.

    Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • At the gate of the neat little frame house far up on the parkway, her driver hesitated.

    The Fifth Ace Douglas Grant
  • "The little house on the parkway, where you took me the first time," she directed on a sudden impulse.

    The Fifth Ace Douglas Grant
  • Many turned around in circles at entrances to the parkway and failed to enter.

    Joy Ride Mark Meadows
  • It's she whom those other men are after; she used to live with her grandson, a hunchback, in that cottage upon the parkway.

    The Fifth Ace Douglas Grant
  • But when Victor left the parkway he saw in his mirror no flashing red light, somewhere he had lost the police.

British Dictionary definitions for parkway


(in the US and Canada) a wide road planted with trees, turf, etc
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