Definition of autoroute in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɔːtəruːt/


A French motorway.
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.


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

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Line breaks: auto|route

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