from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A road that affords access into and out of an area.

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  • n. A road giving entry to a region or, esp., a motorway.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a short road giving access to an expressway


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  • About an hour ago, a body was found on the access road going up to the Hollywood Sign.

    The Big Nowhere

  • They drove back along the access road to the trollway.

    Yon Ill Wind

  • Eric and June Bug sat in the squad car about two miles outside of Cat Creek, on a dirt access road that paralleled both Hepner’s Road and the old MaCready cotton fields.

    Memory of Fire

  • The ranch access road that Joe remembered as a faint trail in the snow was newly graded and topped with colichi, a sand-and-clay compound that had quickly disintegrated into fine white powder.

    Stallion Gate

  • A line of left-turning semi’s indicated the access road for Circle Wharf and Warehouse.

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  • Leonard Deacon was crossing the access road and coming toward them.


  • He found gardening tools in the back seat, a level patch of hardscrabble off the access road to the Hollywood Sign and buried Mickey Cohen’s would-be assassin in a plot about 4 by 4 by 4, working with an earth spade and grub hoe.

    The Big Nowhere

  • But as Katy and Stephen left the parking lot under the overpass and crossed the I-35 access road to the Municipal Court, Stephen did something unexpected:



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