thorough-fare

thoroughfare

[thur-oh-fair, -uh-fair, thuhr-]
noun
1.
a road, street, or the like, that leads at each end into another street.
2.
a major road or highway.
3.
a passage or way through: no thoroughfare.
4.
a strait, river, or the like, affording passage.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English thurghfare. See thorough, fare

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thoroughfare (ˈθʌrəˌfɛə)
 
n
1.  a road from one place to another, esp a main road
2.  way through or access: no thoroughfare

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thoroughfare
late 14c., "passage or way through," from thorough + fare.
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