nounpl. -·bahns· or -·bahn·en
in Germany and Austria, an expressway
Origin of autobahnGerman from auto(mobil), automobile + bahn, a course, highway
An expressway in Germany or another area where German is spoken.
Origin of autobahnGerman Auto automobile ; see auto . Bahn road from Middle High German ban ; see gwhen- in Indo-European roots.
(plural autobahns or autobahnen)
- The high-speed intercity highways of Germany.