Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of thruway.

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  • n. A broad highway fit for high-speed traffic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a broad highway designed for high-speed traffic

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The motel Zacatecas on the main North South throughway is quiet and inexpensive.

    Hotel in Zacatecas

  • I had to pull off the road on the throughway, which is illegal, and stop my heart from palpitating, you know?

    Modern Guitars Magazine

  • In one way the book felt like a throughway to connect the first book and the establishment of characters with the third book and the ultimate showdown.

    Archive 2010-04-01

  • To get the best overall view we trek up a dirty river, then along a wide throughway with an endless line of white figures marching down one lane, and an equally daunting line of black figures marching up; bellies down, backs up.

    Richard Bangs: Mind Sex with Strangers

  • The gallery they gave Mike Arcega to continue this thought is more a throughway.

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  • All summer last year, my roommate and I played San Andreas largely to the exclusion of all else, for long hours in the dog days when, here in Spanish Harlem (the header image is a crummy shop of my neighborhood's main throughway), the neighborhood residents took life out into the streets.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • Which was strange, if you thought about it, since it was a federal airport, operated by the Federal Aviation Administration, and reachable only by a federally constructed throughway.

    I Don’t Understand ?

  • Two flights up, we quietly opened the throughway door to her old floor.

    American Chinatown

  • Complete Coverage at WSJ. com/World On Wednesday, hundreds of thousands of people packed a major throughway in central Tehran for a fifth straight day of protests to support reformist presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, who has accused the government of rigging the election in favor of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

    Iran Arrests Reformers as Huge Protests Continue

  • Singer Rivers Cuomo, his wife, daughter and another passenger were in the van/bus that slid off the New York throughway after hitting a patch of ice.

    CNN Transcript Dec 6, 2009

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