One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A road that passes through one or more cities, towns, or villages; especially one which serves as a route for through traffic; a main road within a built-up area.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Fuller (1607/8–1661), Church of England clergyman. In some forms from thorough- + road.
through road/ˈθruː rəʊd/
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