from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A passage underneath something, especially a section of road that passes under another road or a railroad.
- n. An intersection formed in this way.
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- n. A road or a pedestrian passage in a tunnel that runs underneath a road or railroad.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an underground tunnel or passage enabling pedestrians to cross a road or railway
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In New York, where I live now, such places are everywhere — a train underpass, a rooftop, a quiet street.
The 66th street underpass is half closed due to 35W work.
One of their biggest issues is the foot bridge at the I-275 river underpass aka Troll Bridge.
A windy, desolate expanse that cuts the city off from its waterfront, Mr. Smallenberg calls the underpass "one of the most inhospitable pieces of road in Canada."
The underpass is a link between Kattoor and Brooke Bond Road.
In order to visit his hospitalised wife Harry must cut through a public underpass, which is a gathering spot at all hours by local thugs and gang members …
New Transport Minister Terry Mulder joined the chorus condemning the underpass, which is a gateway to Southbank for visitors to the city.
I would like to be known as a underpass dwelling technician, but I think people will still call me a troll.
The pedestrian walkway on top of the underpass is the latest installment in the long saga of the $31 million renovation of the underpass downtown.
Norwalk has created "park-like" underpass "memorials," that greet motorists when they get off the highway.