shunpike

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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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Her findings undoubtedly underestimate actual turnpike usage, specifically the use of annual passes and shunpikes.
Another means of free travel was the proliferation of informal routes bypassing the gate, known as shunpikes.
Turnpike president Fisher Ames reported that his company's revenues would be about 60 percent greater if not for shunpikes (Parks [1966, 154]).