American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An expressway in Germany and German-speaking countries.
- n. The high-speed intercity highways of Germany.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. an expressway or superhighway in a German-speaking country.
- n. an expressway in a German-speaking country
- Borrowing from German Autobahn. (Wiktionary)
- German : Auto, automobile; see auto + Bahn, road, from Middle High German ban; see gwhen- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“CAFFERTY: One of the outgrowths of World War II, which was arguably one of the horrible events of mankind in all of its history, was without that war we may not have the interstate highway system, that President Eisenhower who was General Eisenhower running the campaign in Europe developed something that they described as autobahn and brought the idea for the system back from the European theater, right?”
“For example the autobahn was a fascistic measure, but we don't turn around and say highways are evil.”
“After all, the car is intended to be sold in Europe -- and, in particular, Germany -- where stalk flashing on the autobahn is the second most used feature after the gas pedal.”
“After all, the car is intended to be sold in Europe--and, in particular, Germany--where stalk flashing on the autobahn is the second most used feature after the gas pedal.”
“Well that's OK for the Jerries and their 'autobahn' things, scarring the countryside so that the bloody Krauts can do stupid speeds from one border to another.”
“Darren Hughes of Labour said voting by Kapiti Coast voters in next year's General Election could effectively become a referendum about stopping the proposed Expressway, which he described as an "autobahn".”
“Flying in a piloted seaplane, compared to, say, a G4, is like carpooling in a VW after racing a Maybach flat-out on the autobahn.”
“But at the same time, the German economy is making like a Porsche on the autobahn.”
“If Rolls Royce can really change anything, they need to change the word “suicide doors” to something else classy, like “Royal entry” or “Executive style” or anything that does not prompt you to think of doing something stupid while the car is zooming on the autobahn on a break neck speed.”
“We got on — I don't even know if they're called interstates — but it was similar to an autobahn, where there were no exits for 25 miles.”
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