Shunpikes - definition of shunpikes by The Free Dictionary
shunpike (redirected from shunpikes)
A side road taken to avoid the tolls or traffic of a turnpike.
To travel on side roads, avoiding turnpikes.
US to take a side road to avoid paying a turnpike toll
a secondary road taken to avoid highway tolls or traffic.
References in periodicals archive
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]).