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freeway

Syllabification: free·way
Pronunciation: /ˈfrēˌwā
 
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Definition of freeway in English:

noun

North American
1An express highway, especially one with controlled access.
Example sentences
  • The implementation of a pedestrian project on the main roads and freeways is among the many objectives of the municipality to make the roads safe during the festive season.
  • Terwin said yesterday the cars would be used for rapid response to emergencies, high-speed pursuit and patrolling dual carriageways and freeways.
  • But once off the freeway and on the roads up into the mountains, it performed flawlessly.
1.1A toll-free highway.
Example sentences
  • Most of Ontario's highways are freeways supported by the tax-payer but it may be we are about to move to more user-fees such as those charged currently on Highway 407.
  • French highways are not all freeways - the big ones are pay as you go.

Words that rhyme with freeway

keyway, leeway, seaway

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