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fairway

Syllabification: fair·way
Pronunciation: /ˈferwā
 
/

Definition of fairway in English:

noun

1The part of a golf course between a tee and the corresponding green, where the grass is kept short.
Example sentences
  • Pleasure anglers visiting Howsham Hall are asked not to walk across the greens or fairways of the adjacent golf course when they are making their way to the river.
  • Tees, fairways and greens are all bent grass, but three other types of turf are used in the rough, providing terrific color contrasts.
  • Extremely narrow fairways and tiny greens mean the Scotch broom, beach grass and native rhododendron will snag anything off line.
2A navigable channel in a river or harbor.
Example sentences
  • They refuse to leave fairways or harbor entrances open.
  • In the middle the open water of the fairway is crowded with pinnaces, jolly-boats, cutters, and pleasure steamers.
  • Covered moorage can restrict visibility from one waterway to another. It is therefore critical to keep rafting boats in marina waterways (fairways) to a minimum.
2.1A regular course or track followed by ships.
Example sentences
  • Surveillance of coastal shipping routes to maintain safe fairways is conducted by the Hydrographic and Nautical Authorities.
  • This artificial fairway built at the turn of the nineteenth century exceeds even the Panama Canal in number of ships passing.

Words that rhyme with fairway

airway, stairway

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