Definitions

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

  • n. A passage underneath something, especially a section of road that passes under another road or a railroad.
  • n. An intersection formed in this way.

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  • n. A road or a pedestrian passage in a tunnel that runs underneath a road or railroad.

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

  • n. an underground tunnel or passage enabling pedestrians to cross a road or railway

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Examples

  • In New York, where I live now, such places are everywhere — a train underpass, a rooftop, a quiet street.

    Going Strange Places «

  • The 66th street underpass is half closed due to 35W work.

    B-day wish

  • One of their biggest issues is the foot bridge at the I-275 river underpass aka Troll Bridge.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • A windy, desolate expanse that cuts the city off from its waterfront, Mr. Smallenberg calls the underpass "one of the most inhospitable pieces of road in Canada."

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • The underpass is a link between Kattoor and Brooke Bond Road.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • In order to visit his hospitalised wife Harry must cut through a public underpass, which is a gathering spot at all hours by local thugs and gang members …

    Releaselog | RLSLOG.net

  • New Transport Minister Terry Mulder joined the chorus condemning the underpass, which is a gateway to Southbank for visitors to the city.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • I would like to be known as a underpass dwelling technician, but I think people will still call me a troll.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Buzz

  • The pedestrian walkway on top of the underpass is the latest installment in the long saga of the $31 million renovation of the underpass downtown.

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  • Norwalk has created "park-like" underpass "memorials," that greet motorists when they get off the highway.

    New Haven Independent

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