motorway

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The M3 / M25 motorway interchange in Surrey, England

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Calque of German Autobahn.

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motorway (plural motorways)

  1. (Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, parts of Australia) A broad highway designed for high speed traffic, having restrictions on the vehicle types permitted and merging lanes instead of cross traffic; in parts of the United States and other places called freeway.

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