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Noun: subway  'súb,wey
  1. [N. Amer] An electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city)
    "in Paris the subway system is called the 'metro' and in London it is called the 'tube' or the 'underground'";
    - metro, tube [UK], underground [Brit], subway system [N. Amer]
  2. An underground tunnel or passage enabling pedestrians to cross a road or railway
    - underpass

Derived forms: subways

Type of: rail, railroad [N. Amer], railroad line [N. Amer], railway [Brit, Cdn], railway line [Brit, Cdn], railway system [Brit, Cdn], tunnel

Encyclopedia: Subway