freeway (plural freeways)
- (Australia, Canada, US) A road designed for safe, high-speed operation of motor vehicles through the elimination of at-grade intersections, usually divided and having at least two lanes in each direction; a dual carriageway with no at-grade crossings, a motorway.
1983, David Brodsly, L. A. Freeway: An Appreciative Essay, page 1:
- Contrary to what one might expect of an essay on freeways, this one is neither a diatribe nor a paean.
2008, Derek Hayes, Canada: An Illustrated History, page 257:
- In the late 1950s and 1960s most large cities started planning freeway systems, acknowledging the incredible growth in car ownership.
2010, Robert Freestone, Urban Nation: Australia′s Planning Heritage, page 161:
- The Australian freeway story of the late twentieth century, like many planning stories, can be told as one of high technical expectations dashed by political controversy.
- A toll-free highway.
road designed for safe high-speed motoring