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shun·pike

 (shŭn′pīk′)
n.
A side road taken to avoid the tolls or traffic of a turnpike.
intr.v. shun·piked, shun·pik·ing, shun·pikes
To travel on side roads, avoiding turnpikes.


shun′pik′er n.

shunpike

(ˈʃʌnˌpaɪk)
vb (intr)
US to take a side road to avoid paying a turnpike toll

shun•pike

(ˈʃʌnˌpaɪk)

n.
a secondary road taken to avoid highway tolls or traffic.
[1850–55, Amer.; shun + (turn) pike]
shun′pik`er, n.
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