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throughway

[throo-wey] /ˈθruˌweɪ/
noun
1.

thruway

or throughway

[throo-wey] /ˈθruˌweɪ/
noun
1.
a limited-access toll highway providing a means of direct transportation between distant areas for high-speed automobile traffic.
Origin of thruway
1940-1945
1940-45; thru + way1
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  • A tight-fitting wood plug is driven into the throughway of the tee and the ends ground off flush on the emery wheel.

  • The car whizzed off the throughway, and began weaving through the residential areas of Arlington.

    Martyr Alan Edward Nourse
British Dictionary definitions for throughway

throughway

/ˈθruːˌweɪ/
noun
1.
(US) a thoroughfare, esp a motorway
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Word Origin and History for throughway
n.

"expressway, large toll road," 1934, American English, from through + way.

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