Etymology
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autobahn (n.)

1937, from German Autobahn (1930s), from auto "motor car, automobile" (short for automobil; see auto) + bahn "path, road," from Middle High German ban, bane "way, road," literally "strike" (as a swath cut through), from PIE *gwhen- "to strike, kill" (see bane).

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Definitions of autobahn

autobahn (n.)
an expressway in a German-speaking country;
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