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

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

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  • noun 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.

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


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