Definition of beltway in English:

beltway

Syllabification: belt·way
Pronunciation: /ˈbeltˌwā
 
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noun

US
  • 1A highway encircling an urban area.
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    • In another instance, a Minneapolis suburb condemned a stretch along the metropolitan area's major beltway to serve as the new headquarters for Best Buy Company.
    • This metro area has a two-lane beltway in some areas, and I think this year they're repairing the shoulders, or perhaps widening the median.
    • Bill drove a little bit north to access the Perimeter Highway, I - 285, which is Atlanta's beltway.
  • 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 beltway encircling Washington]

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