Definition of skyway in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈskīˌwā/


chiefly North American
1A recognized route followed by aircraft.
Example sentences
  • The VASC captured futuristic designs in a special NASA display that shows airplane concepts that may some day fly on an interstate skyway.
  • Using anti-grav beacon technology linked with vehicle computers, the skyways allow flying cars to safely travel domestic routes at varying altitudes
  • Port Town uses skyways and starships make less pollution than cars, so you probably did see stars… a rarity in any city these days.
2 another term for skywalk.
Example sentences
  • Road overbridges and underbridges, skyways and walkways are welcome, but people must be educated on their use.
  • Glistening windows ran past us as we flew by the skyscrapers, a skyway level above the evening traffic.
  • Around '95 I opened a recording studio in an office building that was part of the skyway system in downtown St. Paul.
3An elevated highway.
Example sentences
  • The government was urged to use the Baht 60 million fund granted by KfW to study the feasibility of the elevated railway and skyway project.
  • Aislinn led the way to the prison, trying to travel the back alleys she knew so well instead of the main skyways and highways.
  • The web of pathways, highways, shipways and skyways has been growing ever since.

Words that rhyme with skyway

byway, highway

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Syllabification: sky·way

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