from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A highway without tolls.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Australia, Canada, US A road designed for safe, high-speed operation of motor vehicles through the elimination of at-grade intersections, usually divided and having at least two lanes in each direction; a dual carriageway with no at-grade crossings, a motorway.
  • noun A toll-free highway.

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

  • noun a broad highway designed for high-speed traffic


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