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 (ô′tə-bän′, ou′tō-)
An expressway in Germany or another area where German is spoken.

[German : Auto, automobile; see auto + Bahn, road, from Middle High German ban; see gwhen- in Indo-European roots.]


(Automotive Engineering) a motorway in German-speaking countries
[from German, from Auto car + Bahn road]


(ˈɔ toʊˌbɑn, ˈaʊ toʊ-)

(in Germany and Austria) a superhighway; expressway.
[1935–40; < German, =Auto auto + Bahn road]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.autobahn - an expressway in a German-speaking countryautobahn - an expressway in a German-speaking country
expressway, freeway, motorway, pike, state highway, superhighway, throughway, thruway - a broad highway designed for high-speed traffic


[ˈɔːtəʊbɑːn] nautobahn f
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