Definition of throughway in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈθruːweɪ/
(also thruway)


North American
A major road or motorway.
Example sentences
  • Princess Road was a busy throughway while Russell Street was quieter and closer to the park.
  • Barnes was not surprised to see the large number of rigs parked here because they were on a major throughway just north of a border crossing.
  • It amused him that the city had actually bothered to put up a green street sign marking the narrow alley that ran the length of downtown sandwiched between the one-way throughways of Lisbon and Canal Streets.

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