causeway

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English cauceweye, with the first element from Anglo-Norman, Old Northern French caucee or caucie, cauchie, from Vulgar Latin *calciāta (compare modern French chaussée from Old French chaucie, itself from the same source), either from Latin calx, calcis ("limestone"), or alternatively from Latin calciāre ‎(to stamp with the heels, tread), from calx ‎(heel). The second element corresponds to English way.

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causeway ‎(plural causeways)

  1. A road that is raised, as to be above water, marshland etc.

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