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subway

Line breaks: sub¦way
Pronunciation: /ˈsʌbweɪ
 
/

Definition of subway in English:

noun

1British A tunnel under a road for use by pedestrians.
Example sentences
  • According to the 1996 Highway Road Humps Regulations they must not be built on or within 25 metres of bridges, subways, culverts or tunnels.
  • The BMTC terminus with a pedestrian subway for safety will also have shops and toilets.
  • Alternatively, never walk on street level - always in subways or on pedestrian bridges.
Synonyms
underpass, underground passage, pedestrian tunnel, tunnel
2North American An underground railway: [as modifier]: a subway station
More example sentences
  • The subway and light railway can transport people to every corner of the city quickly.
  • In 10 years time, the system will comprise 16 subways and six light railways.
  • All ten of us were present and accounted for as we went down into the subway station for our next ride.
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Words that rhyme with subway

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