throughway "expressway, large toll road," 1934, Amer.Eng., from THROUGH (Cf. through) + WAY (Cf. way).

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  • throughway — UK [ˈθruːˌweɪ] / US [ˈθruˌweɪ] or thruway UK / US noun [countable] Word forms throughway : singular throughway plural throughways American a wide motorway on which traffic can travel fast. You have to pay to use many throughways. • See: thruway …   English dictionary

  • throughway — index way (channel) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • throughway — ☆ throughway [thro͞o′wā΄ ] n. alt. sp. of THRUWAY: see EXPRESSWAY …   English World dictionary

  • throughway — /throoh way /, n. thruway. * * * …   Universalium

  • throughway — noun A broad highway fit for high speed traffic …   Wiktionary

  • throughway — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. thruway, turnpike, superhighway. See passage …   English dictionary for students

  • throughway — through|way [ˈθru:weı] n AmE a ↑thruway …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • throughway — [[t]θru͟ːweɪ[/t]] see thruway …   English dictionary

  • throughway — n. high speed highway, expressway, thruway …   English contemporary dictionary

  • throughway — (also thruway) noun N. Amer. a major road or motorway …   English new terms dictionary

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