Definition of Shunpike

1. Verb. To take an unnecessarily long route in order to avoid traffic and/or toll booths. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shunpike

1. to travel on side roads to avoid expressways [v -PIKED, -PIKING, -PIKES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shunpike

shuls
shumac
shumai
shumokuzori
shun
shun giku
shunga
shunless
shunnable
shunned
shunner
shunners
shunneth
shunning
shunnings
shunpike (current term)
shunpiked
shunpiker
shunpikers
shunpikes
shunpiking
shunpikings
shuns
shunt
shunt circuit
shuntable
shunted
shunter
shunters
shunting

Literary usage of Shunpike

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1. Lew Wallace; an Autobiography by Lew Wallace (1906)
"LIII The ride to Stoney Lonesome—Whitelaw Reid—"Agate"—The first order from Grant—The second—The third—The shunpike— Wallace's Bridge—The countermarch—A ..."

2. Great Speeches by Great Lawyers: A Collection of Arguments and Speeches by William Lamartine Snyder (1901)
"But here is an open shunpike, X, Y, Z, on which Ideas, when we are asleep or insane, start off and pass by Conscience, and so avoid paying toll to that ..."

3. The Turnpikes of New England and Evolution of the Same Through England by Frederic James Wood (1919)
"Some distance above a small bridge was built which was known as the " shunpike Bridge," and although involving a longer trip, it diverted much travel from ..."

4. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1905)
"A shunpike is ... shortening their line of travel to the town in which the roads terminated, and which would in time be of great utility, is not a shunpike, ..."

5. Adventure Guide to the Champlain and Hudson River Valleys: Including the by Patricia Foulke, Robert Foulke (2001)
"M i II brook Winery, Wing and shunpike Roads, Millbrook, NY 12545, IT 845-677-8383. ... Take Route 82 north three miles to shunpike Road (Route 57). ..."

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