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road Idioms & Phrases


access road

  • noun a short road giving access to an expressway
    access road.
    • in Britain they call an access road a slip road
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arterial road

  • noun a major or main route
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Bridle road

  • noun a path suitable for riding or leading horses (but not for cars)
    bridle path.
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  • . (a) Same as Bridle path. Lowell. (b) A road in a pleasure park reserved for horseback exercise.
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Cable road

  • a railway on which the cars are moved by a continuously running endless rope operated by a stationary motor.
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Corduroy road

  • a roadway formed of logs laid side by side across it, as in marshy places; so called from its rough or ribbed surface, resembling corduroy. U.S.
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Fosse road

  • . See Fosseway.
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frontage road

  • noun a local road that runs parallel to an expressway and allows local traffic to gain access to property
    frontage road.
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hampton roads

  • noun a channel in southeastern Virginia through which the Elizabeth River and the James River flow into Chesapeake Bay
  • noun a naval battle of the American Civil War (1862); the indecisive battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac
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jinny road

Jin"ny road`
Etymology
Cf. Gin an engine, Ginnycarriage.
Definitions
  1. (Mining) An inclined road in a coal mine, on which loaded cars descend by gravity, drawing up empty ones. Knight.
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local road

  • noun a street that is primarily used to gain access to the property bordering it
    local street.
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main road

  • noun a major road for any form of motor transport
    highway.
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middle-of-the-road

  • adjective satellite supporting or pursuing a course of action that is neither liberal nor conservative
    centrist.
  • adjective satellite not extreme, especially in political views
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On, ∨ Upon, the road

  • traveling or passing over a road; coming or going; on the way.
    My hat and wig will soon be here, They are upon the road. Cowper.
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on the road

  • noun travelling about
    on tour.
    • they took the show on the road
    • they lost all their games on the road
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On the road, On the way, On the wing

  • etc. See under Road, Way, etc.
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Plank road, ∨ Plank way

  • a road surface formed of planks. U.S.
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post road

  • noun a road over which mail is carried
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Post road, ∨ Post route

  • a road or way over which the mail is carried.
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private road

  • noun a road leading up to a private house
    driveway; drive.
    • they parked in the driveway
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ring road

  • noun a highway that encircles an urban area so that traffic does not have to pass through the center
    ringway; bypass; beltway.
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Road agent

  • noun a holdup man who stops a vehicle and steals from it
    hijacker; highwayman; highjacker.
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  • a highwayman, especially on the stage routes of the unsettled western parts of the United States; a humorous euphemism. Western U.S.
    The highway robber road agent he is quaintly called. The century.
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Road book

  • a quidebook in respect to roads and distances.
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road builder

  • noun someone whose business is to build roads
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road construction

  • noun the construction of roads
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road game

  • noun a game played away from home
    away game.
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road gang

  • noun a gang of road workers
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road hog

  • noun a driver who obstructs others
    roadhog.
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road map

  • noun a detailed plan or explanation to guide you in setting standards or determining a course of action
    guideline.
    • the president said he had a road map for normalizing relations with Vietnam
  • noun a map showing roads (for automobile travel)
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road mender

  • noun a workman who is employed to repair roads
    roadman.
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Road metal

  • noun broken rock used for repairing or making roads
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  • the broken, stone used in macadamizing roads.
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road rage

  • noun violence exhibited by drivers in traffic
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Road roller

  • noun vehicle equipped with heavy wide smooth rollers for compacting roads and pavements
    steamroller.
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  • a heavy roller, or combinations of rollers, for making earth, macadam, or concrete roads smooth and compact. often driven by steam.
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Road runner

  • noun someone who participates in long-distance races (especially in marathons)
    marathon runner; marathoner; long-distance runner.
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  • (Zoöl.), the chaparral cock.
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road sense

  • noun good judgment in avoiding trouble or accidents on the road
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road show

  • noun a show on tour
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Road steamer

  • a locomotive engine adapted to running on common roads.
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road surface

  • noun the paved surface of a paved roadway
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road test

  • noun a test to insure that a vehicle is roadworthy
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road to damascus

  • noun a sudden turning point in a person's life (similar to the sudden conversion of the Apostle Paul on the road from Jerusalem to Damascus of arrest Christians)
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royal road

  • noun an auspicious way or means to achieve something
    • the royal road to success
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service road

  • noun a local road that runs parallel to an expressway and allows local traffic to gain access to property
    frontage road.
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Shell road

  • a road of which the surface or bed is made of shells, as oyster shells.
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side road

  • noun a minor road branching off of a main road
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silk road

  • noun an ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean (4,000 miles); followed by Marco Polo in the 13th century to reach Cathay
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skid road

  • noun the district of a town frequented by loggers
  • noun a road made of logs on which freshly cut timber can be hauled
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slip road

  • noun a short road giving access to an expressway
    access road.
    • in Britain they call an access road a slip road
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take the road

  • verb give theatrical performances while traveling from town to town
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Telpher line, ∨ Telpher road

  • an electric line or road over which vehicles for carrying loads are moved by electric engines actuated by a current conveyed by the line.
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The forks of a rivera road

  • the branches into which it divides, or which come together to form it; the place where separation or union takes place.
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To break a path, road, etc.,

  • to open a way through obstacles by force or labor.
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To go on the road

  • to engage in the business of a commercial traveler. Colloq.
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To take the road

  • to begin or engage in traveling.
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To take to the road

  • to engage in robbery upon the highways.
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toll road

  • noun an expressway on which tolls are collected
    turnpike.
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track-road

Track"-road` noun
Definitions
  1. A towing path.
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Train road

  • a slight railway for small cars, used for construction, or in mining.
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trunk road

  • noun a highway
    highroad.
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Turnpike road

  • a road on which turnpikes, or tollgates, are established by law, in order to collect from the users tolls to defray the cost of building, repairing, etc.
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