main thoroughfare


main thoroughfare
A main street, particularly a street upon which a transit line operates. An interstate, intercounty, or farm to market highway. Heidie v Baldwin, 118 Ohio St 375, 161 NE 44, 58 ALR 1186.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • main street — n. 1. A main thoroughfare, usually one in a small town having the largest concentration of retail businesses. [PJC] 2. Hence: (Fig.) The attitudes, environment, or life style of a small town; usually capitalized, and often used attributively; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thoroughfare — UK [ˈθʌrəˌfeə(r)] / US [ˈθʌrəˌfer] noun [countable] Word forms thoroughfare : singular thoroughfare plural thoroughfares formal a main road through a place a busy city centre thoroughfare traffic on the town s main thoroughfare …   English dictionary

  • thoroughfare — thor|ough|fare [ˈθʌrəfeə US ˈθʌroufer, ˈθʌrə ] n [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: thorough through, from end to end ( THOROUGH) + fare way, journey ( FARE1)] 1.) the main road through a place such as a city or village ▪ The motel was off the main… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • thoroughfare — thor|ough|fare [ θʌrə,fer ] noun count a main road through a place: a busy downtown thoroughfare traffic on the town s main thoroughfare …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • thoroughfare — noun 1 (C) the main road through a place such as a city or village: The motel was off the main thoroughfare. 2 no thoroughfare a written sign used to tell people that they cannot go on a particular road or path …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • thoroughfare — A passage through; a street or way open at both ends and free from any obstruction. Mankato v Warren, 20 Minn 144. A highway. See main thoroughfare …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • main street — See main stem; main thoroughfare …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Main Street (Vancouver) — Main Street at Prior Street, looking south. Main Street at night near 26th Ave …   Wikipedia

  • Main Street — in Salinas, California For other uses, see Main Street (disambiguation). Main Street is the metonym for a generic street name (and often the official name) of the primary retail street of a village, tow …   Wikipedia

  • thoroughfare — [thʉr′ōfer΄, thʉr′əfer΄] n. [ME thurghfare: see THROUGH & FARE] 1. a way through or passage through 2. a public street open at both ends; esp., such a street through which there is much traffic; highway; main road …   English World dictionary


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