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beltway

Line breaks: belt|way
Pronunciation: /ˈbɛltweɪ
 
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Definition of beltway in English:

noun

US
1A ring road.
Example sentences
  • Thousands of Salvadorans blocked highways, bridges and borders on October 12, 2002, to protest the planned construction of a huge beltway superhighway around the capital.
  • Investigators recently opened an investigation of the former head of the company, the man who was in charge of the six beltways and other roads built to unchoke traffic in the capital.
  • Simultaneously, a four-lane Churchill-Roosevelt extension from Waller Field to Sangre Grande is happily endorsed, with attention given to a beltway allowing traffic to bypass the town.
1.1 (Beltway) [often as modifier] Washington DC, especially as representing the perceived insularity of the US government: conventional Beltway wisdom
[transferred use by association with the ring road encircling Washington]

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