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thoroughfare Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a public road from one place to another

Thor"ough*fare` noun
AS. þurhfaru.
  1. A passage through; a passage from one street or opening to another; an unobstructed way open to the public; a public road; hence, a frequented street.
    A large and splendid thoroughfare. Motley.
  2. A passing or going through; passage. R.
    [Made] Hell and this world -- one realm, one continent Of easy thoroughfare. Milton.

Webster 1913