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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.
1885-90, Americanism; park + way1 Unabridged
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  • One of these highways eliminated a beautiful parkway sending an upper income neighborhood into decline.
  • Most cities are loath to let you remove designated parkway trees.
  • Memorial parkway is to the south and leads to grand teton national park.
  • The parkway consists of many smaller parks and boat launching points.
British Dictionary definitions for parkway


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


major arterial divided highway that features two or more traffic lanes in each direction, with opposing traffic separated by a median strip; elimination of grade crossings; controlled entries and exits; and advanced designs eliminating steep grades, sharp curves, and other hazards and inconveniences to driving. Frequently expressways have been constructed over completely new routes, passing near but not through large centres of population, on more or less direct lines between desired termini. Their advantages include high speed, greater safety, comfort and convenience for drivers and passengers, and lower vehicle operating costs. Many of these new express highways, especially in the United States, are toll roads, but that is an incidental, not an essential, feature.

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