Definition of autobahn in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈôdəˌbän/


A German, Austrian, or Swiss expressway.
Example sentences
  • According to one radio report, half the fatalities on German Autobahns are caused by tailgating.
  • I am at home right now preparing for a weekend on the German Autobahn.
  • After his release from incarceration, he worked briefly with construction crews building the Autobahn, Germany's superhighway.


1930s: from German, from Auto 'automobile' + Bahn 'path, road'.

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Syllabification: au·to·bahn

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