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English definition of “turnoff”

turnoff

noun [C] (ROAD)   /ˈtɜrnˌɔf/
a short road that leads from a large road onto a smaller one: If you miss the turnoff, you’ll have to go 20 miles to the next exit.
(Definition of turnoff noun (ROAD) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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