by-pass

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From by- +‎ pass

Noun[edit]

by-pass (plural by-passes)

  1. Alternative form of bypass
    the Colnbrook By-Pass on the A4
    • 2012, Andrew Martin, Underground Overground: A passenger's history of the Tube, Profile Books, →ISBN, pages 17-18:
      In The Bus We Loved (2005) Travis Elborough describes the New Road [now named Euston Road and Marylebone Road] as 'London's first by-pass ... a kind of perimeter fence, a here be yokels boundary line between the burgeoning town and the country'.

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