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road map

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.
any plan or guide to show how something is arranged or can be accomplished:
your road map to financial independence.
Origin of road map
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Did not Carl have a road-map in the side-pocket of the car, the day he drove us to Stamford?

    Polly's Business Venture Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • According to the road-map, the course circled around the uplift to a point on the opposite side.

    Motor Matt's Mystery Stanley R. Matthews
  • The road-map was bad, indeed: twice he lost his way by consulting it and once, he thought, by failing to consult it.

    The Azure Rose Reginald Wright Kauffman
  • After a good dinner at Bristol, Mr. Fabian sat poring over a road-map, deciding where next to go.

    Polly and Her Friends Abroad Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • "Sir," he said one night when they were alone together, because The Rat had been copying a road-map.

    The Lost Prince Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • And why isnt this old castle on the road-map, with a note telling tourists of the magnificent view from this height?

    Girl Scouts in the Rockies Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • "Let us spend the rest of the day in studying the road-map again," said Marco.

    The Lost Prince Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • There was no mention made of this spot on the road-map, and there was no signpost to direct a lost tourist.

    Girl Scouts in the Adirondacks Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • That evening was devoted to studying a road-map and selecting an itinerary.

    Polly and Her Friends Abroad Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • He also spent a profitable half-hour studying a road-map and asking questions concerning the journey.

    Cloudy Jewel Grace Livingston Hill
British Dictionary definitions for road-map

road map

a map intended for drivers, showing roads, distances, etc in a country or area
a plan or guide for future actions
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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