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waterway Syllabification: wa·ter·way
Pronunciation: /ˈwôdərˌwā/

Definition of waterway in English:


1A river, canal, or other route for travel by water.
Example sentences
  • The town is near the Delaware and Hudson Canal, a commercial waterway that connected the two rivers.
  • Houses in the settlement are accessed by boats which travel on the waterways and canals within the community.
  • Finland's 60,000 lakes are linked by short rivers, sounds, or canals to form busy waterways.
channel, water route, watercourse, canal, river, seaway
2A thick plank or angle iron at the outer edge of the deck of a vessel, which joins the vessel’s side to its deck and directs water overboard via the scuppers.

Words that rhyme with waterway

getaway • straightaway

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