Definition of autoroute in English:

autoroute

Line breaks: auto|route
Pronunciation: /ˈɔːtəruːt
 
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noun

  • A French motorway.
    More example sentences
    • The French police have recently cracked down on speeding on the autoroute.
    • My reverie ends abruptly as I join the wrong exit lane from the autoroute, one reserved for drivers with a prepayment card.
    • The French rule automatically lowers speed limits (by 20 kph on autoroutes, 10 kph on main roads) in rain.

Origin

1960s: from French, from auto(mobile) 'car' + route 'route'.

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