The way to make an article stick out (4)
I believe the answer is:
Here is my best explanation:
'the way' is the definition.
(road is a kind of way)
'an article stick out' is the wordplay.
'an article' becomes 'a' (indefinite article).
'stick' becomes 'rod' (I've seen this before).
'out' indicates putting letters inside.
'a' placed into 'rod' is 'ROAD'.
'to make' is the link.
(Other definitions for road that I've seen before include "'The . . . . to hell is paved with good intentions'", "Mine passage; way", "The way", "Path", "See 10", "Parting guests used to take 'one for the --'", "Abbey -, Beatles album", "See 2", "For place to anchor" and "passage of mine".)