AskDefine | Define autostrada

Dictionary Definition

autostrada n : an expressway in an Italian-speaking country

User Contributed Dictionary



auto- + strada.


  1. highway




  1. motorway, expressway, freeway
    autostrada a pedaggio - tollway, toll motorway

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  1. highway

Extensive Definition

Autostrada is the Italian word for motorways/freeways, but is used in several countries including Romania, Poland, Switzerland, Lithuania, Albania, Belgium, Egypt and Israel. Italy's Autostradas have the speed limit of 130 km/h (~80 mph); with the limits for trucks being lower, at 80 km/h(~50mph). During times of heavy rain or snow, the speed limits for cars is lowered to 110 km/h (~70mph).
autostrada in Estonian: Autostrada
autostrada in Italian: Autostrada
autostrada in Lithuanian: Autostrada
autostrada in Polish: Autostrada
autostrada in Romanian: Autostrada
autostrada in Japanese: アウトストラーダ
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