Subway
Subway Sub"way`, n. 1. An underground way or gallery; especially, a passage under a street, in which water mains, gas mains, telegraph wires, etc., are conducted. [1913 Webster]

2. An underground railroad, usually having trains powered by electricity provided by an electric line running through the underground tunnel. It is usually confined to the center portion of cities; -- called also {tube}, and in Britain, {underground}. In certain other countries (as in France or Russia) it is called the {metro}. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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