Shunpike definition

shŭnpīk
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A side road taken to avoid the tolls or traffic of a turnpike.
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To travel on side roads, avoiding turnpikes.
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A secondary road used to avoid turnpikes and expressways.
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A side road or route.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
shunpike
Plural:
shunpikes

Origin of shunpike

  • shun (turn)pike

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Blend of shun and turnpike

    From Wiktionary