noun (plural autostradas or autostrade /autoˈstradeɪ/ /autoˈstradi/)
An Italian motorway.
- 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.
1920s: from Italian, from auto 'automobile' + strada 'road'.
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