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headway

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Pronunciation: /ˈhɛdweɪ
 
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Definition of headway in English:

noun

1 [mass noun] (usually in phrase make headway) Forward movement or progress, especially when this is slow or difficult: the ship was making very little headway against heavy seas they appear to be making headway in bringing the rebels under control
More example sentences
  • Coalition forces are making headway in their battle against oil well fires.
  • ‘The good news is we are making headway in many parts of the country,’ he will declare.
  • For all its warts, Montreal is making headway in the sustainable architecture crusade.
Synonyms
make progress, make strides, gain ground, progress, advance, proceed, move, get on, get ahead, come on, come along, shape up, take shape, move forward in leaps and bounds
informal be getting there
2The average interval between trains or buses on a regular service: a six-minute headway
More example sentences
  • The company also extended the train headway from three to six minutes during this period.
  • Instead of speed, other countries should try instead to emulate the Shinkansen's remarkable frequency of train headway.

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