There are 2 main definitions of National Road in English:

National Road1

Syllabification: Na·tion·al Road

Entry from US English dictionary

A historic highway that in the early 19th century led from Maryland through the Appalachian Mountains to St. Louis in Missouri. It was once the major route for western expansion.

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There are 2 main definitions of National Road in English:

national road2

Line breaks: na|tion¦al road


(In South Africa) any of a network of major intercity roads: the old national road tells you you are going somewhere important
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  • The deputy director in the Department of Transport warned: ‘We are armed with a programme of roadblocks on all the major national roads.’
  • The improvements of this section of the N1 will ultimately benefit road users, says a statement by the National Roads Agency, and is an intervention by Sanral to preserve South Africa's national roads.
  • As I recall, it was introduced by PW Botha to pay for the maintenance and improvement of the national roads network, but was diverted straight into the defence budget.