Autobahn

f MOT., VERK. motorway, Am. etwa highway, freeway; Am. gebührenpflichtige Straße: tollway, turnpike; in Deutschland etc.: autobahn; innerstädtisch: Am. expressway
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die Autobahn
interstate; freeway; autobahn; superhighway; thruway; expressway; highway; motorway
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There is no general speed limit on German Autobahnen (motorways), although there is a recommended limit of 130kph (80mph). However, there are actually not many sections of road that are not subject to speed restrictions, introduced for safety and environmental reasons. German Autobahnen are free, while in Austria and Switzerland drivers have to buy a Vignette. An additional toll, a Maut, is payable on some sections. See: Vignette
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die
1) (a road specially made for fast traffic: They are building a new motorway to link the two cities.) motorway
2) ((American) a very wide road for fast traffic.) superhighway
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Au·to·bahn
f motorway BRIT, freeway AM; (in Deutschland a.) autobahn
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die motorway (Brit.); expressway (Amer.)
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Autobahn
Germany's motorway network is very extensive and not subject to a general speed limit, other than a recommended limit of about 80 mph. But increasingly speed limits are in force on long stretches of the Autobahn. Many motorways have only two lanes. To ease congestion, lorries are not allowed to use the Autobahn on Sundays. German motorways are free for passenger traffic. Lorries over 12 tonnes pay Autobahngebühren. On Austrian and Swiss motorways all vehicles must display a Vignette
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Autobahn f AUTO, Verkehrswesen: motorway, US etwa highway, freeway; US gebührenpflichtige Straße: tollway, turnpike; in Deutschland etc: autobahn; innerstädtisch: US expressway
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die motorway (Brit.); expressway (Amer.)
•• Cultural note:
Autobahn
Germany's motorway network is very extensive and not subject to a general speed limit, other than a recommended limit of about 80 mph. But increasingly speed limits are in force on long stretches of the Autobahn. Many motorways have only two lanes. To ease congestion, lorries are not allowed to use the Autobahn on Sundays. German motorways are free for passenger traffic. Lorries over 12 tonnes pay Autobahngebühren. On Austrian and Swiss motorways all vehicles must display a Vignette
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-en f.
freeway (US) n.
highway n.
motorway (UK) n.
superhighway n.
thruway (US) n.

Deutsch-Englisch Wörterbuch. 2013.

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