Definition of leeway in English:


Line breaks: lee¦way
Pronunciation: /ˈliːweɪ


[mass noun]
  • 2The sideways drift of a ship to leeward of the desired course: the leeway is only about 2°


make up (the) leeway

British Struggle out of a bad position, especially by recovering lost time: he never made up the leeway and was five lengths down at the finish
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  • It has to make up the leeway elsewhere through its legendary cost-cutting programmes.
  • The Danehill Dancer filly quickly made up the leeway under Michael Hills to challenge with two of the seven furlongs to go.
  • Meldrum trailed Shamash by five shots after an opening 83 but just failed to make up the leeway with a 73.

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