Definition of main street in English:

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chiefly North American
  • 1The principal street of a town, traditionally the site of shops, banks, and other businesses: the money you save on a car can offset some of the higher prices on Main Street
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    • The gate's position at one end of the main street running through the town reflects its importance.
    • This is despite it being situated less than two minutes walk away from the main street in Carlow town.
    • People didn't have watches then and they could see the old clock from any part of the main street of the town.
  • 1.1 (Main Street) US Used in reference to the materialism, mediocrity, or parochialism regarded as typical of small-town life: If you don’t get banks to lend again, Main Street is going to be in very big trouble
    [from the title of a novel (1920) by Sinclair Lewis]

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