Definition of autostrada in English:

Share this entry

autostrada

Pronunciation: /ˈôdōˌsträdə/

noun (plural autostradas or autostrade /-ˌsträdē/)

An Italian highway.
Example sentences
  • He is racing down the autostrada just outside Rimini with two Italian secret service men tailing him.
  • Within minutes they were on the autostrada heading for Siena.
  • The increased limit will apply on autostrada with three lanes in each direction and the latest barriers to prevent vehicles from leaving each carriageway.

Origin

1920s: from Italian, from auto 'automobile' + strada 'road'.

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.