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beltway (n.)

term in U.S. for a ring highway around an urban area, especially Interstate 495 around Washington, D.C., the Capital Beltway, completed 1964; from belt (n.) + way (n.). Since c. 1978 used figurative for "Washington, D.C., and its culture" for better or worse.

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Definitions of beltway

beltway (n.)
a highway that encircles an urban area so that traffic does not have to pass through the center;
Synonyms: bypass / ring road / ringway
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