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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Road n.
 1. A journey, or stage of a journey. [Obs.]
    With easy roads he came to Leicester.   --Shak.
 2. An inroad; an invasion; a raid. [Obs.]
 3. A place where one may ride; an open way or public passage for vehicles, persons, and animals; a track for travel, forming a means of communication between one city, town, or place, and another.
    The most villainous house in all the London road.   --Shak.
 Note:The word is generally applied to highways, and as a generic term it includes highway, street, and lane.
 4.  A place where ships may ride at anchor at some distance from the shore; a roadstead; -- often in the plural; as, Hampton Roads.
 Now strike your saile, ye jolly mariners,
 For we be come unto a quiet rode [road].   --Spenser.
 On the road, or Uponthe road, traveling or passing over a road; coming or going; traveling; on the way.
 My hat and wig will soon be here,
 They are upon the road.   --Cowper.
 -- Road agent, a highwayman, especially on the stage routes of the unsettled western parts of the United States; -- a humorous euphemism. [Western U.S.]
    The highway robber -- road agent he is quaintly called.   --The century.
 -- Road book, a guidebook in respect to roads and distances.
 road kill See roadkill in the vocabulary.
 Road metal, the broken, stone used in macadamizing roads.
 Road roller, a heavy roller, or combinations of rollers, for making earth, macadam, or concrete roads smooth and compact. -- often driven by steam.
 Road runner Zool., the chaparral cock.
 Road steamer, a locomotive engine adapted to running on common roads.
 To go on the road, to engage in the business of a commercial traveler. [Colloq.]
 To take the road, to begin or engage in traveling.
 To take to the road, to engage in robbery upon the highways.
 Syn: -- Way; highway; street; lane; pathway; route; passage; course. See Way.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 road agent
      n : a holdup man who stops a vehicle and steals from it [syn: highjacker,
           highwayman, hijacker]