Definition of flyway in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈflīwā/


A route regularly used by large numbers of migrating birds.
Example sentences
  • US farmworkers migrate along three principal streams, like the flyways of bird migration, and the central route is by far the biggest.
  • The first is, yes, China needs to take its ecology seriously, and it has to improve its flyways for migratory birds.
  • Most of our wintering birds navigate the Central flyway, one of four recognized routes down the continent.

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Syllabification: fly·way

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