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road map

noun
1.
a map designed for motorists, showing the principal cities and towns of a state or area, the chief roads, usually tourist attractions and places of historical interest, and the mileage from one place to another.
2.
any plan or guide to show how something is arranged or can be accomplished:
your road map to financial independence.
Origin of road map
1880-1885
1880-85
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  • Miss Elting folded the road map that she had been studying and placed it in a pocket of her long dust coat.

  • He was still studying the road map and she was silent, thinking.

    The Secret Witness George Gibbs
  • Her duty as guide to the automobile party really 73 began to-day, and she was studying every inch of the road map.

  • "It is the map Goritz might use—a road map of the government," he grumbled.

    The Secret Witness George Gibbs
  • Then he returned to the town-hall, and the clerk observed him attentively examining a road map of France which hung in his study.

    Les Misrables Victor Hugo
British Dictionary definitions for road map

road map

noun
1.
a map intended for drivers, showing roads, distances, etc in a country or area
2.
a plan or guide for future actions
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