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trunk road

n
(Civil Engineering) Brit a main road, esp one that is suitable for heavy vehicles
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Noun1.trunk road - a highwaytrunk road - a highway        
highway, main road - a major road for any form of motor transport
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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trunk road

n (Brit) → strada principale
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
Then take the road' (it was the Grand Trunk Road he meant) 'and test each stream that it overpasses; for, as I understand, the virtue of thy River lies neither in one pool nor place, but throughout its length.
And truly the Grand Trunk Road is a wonderful spectacle.
A copy of the Order and this Notice will be available on the Transport Scotland website at https://www.transport.gov.scot/road-orders/?roadorderregion=1293 For information about roadworks on motorways and trunk roads visit www.trafficscotland.org.uk S R LEES A member of the staff of the Scottish Ministers Transport Scotland, Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas Road, Glasgow G4 0HF
Edwina Hart, Economy, Science and Transport Minister, said: "I am committed to improving safety on Wales' trunk road network and improving conditions for those who live on or nearby trunk roads.
Economy, Science and Transport minister Edwina Hart said: "I am committed to improving safety on Wales' trunk road network and improving conditions for those who live on or nearby trunk roads.
NWTRA is a partnership of the six local authorities in North Wales and is responsible to the Welsh Assembly Government for the management and maintenance of all trunk roads in North Wales.
Urgent appeals were made to the Government last night not to risk damaging the North-East economy by charging drivers to use the region's trunk roads.
Almost 90 per cent of us are satisfied with the state of motorways and trunk roads, according to a survey.
AN INCREASE of less than three per cent in the amount of land taken up by roads would help avoid even worse congestion on motorways and trunk roads over the next 30 years, according to experts speaking at an RAC Foundation conference.
AN increase of less than 3% in land taken up by roads would help avoid even worse congestion on motorways and trunk roads over the next 30 years.
Average speeds on trunk roads in the morning rush-hour last year were nearly 6mph slower than in 1995.
For information about roadworks on motorways and trunk roads visit www.trafficscotland.org.uk A LEVEN A member of the staff of the Scottish Ministers Transport Scotland Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas Road, Glasgow G4 0HF