Definition of runway in English:

runway

Line breaks: run¦way
Pronunciation: /ˈrʌnweɪ
 
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noun

1A strip of hard ground along which aircraft take off and land: the jet braked hard as its wheels touched the runway
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  • Abandoning mixed mode, which means aircraft land on alternate runways, giving people in west London respite for a few hours in the afternoon, was not mentioned in the consultation.
  • The EuroCeltic spokesman said he had spoken to the pilot and had been told that the aircraft aquaplaned along the runway before part of it tipped over into the sea.
  • The Boeing 777 from Pakistan was taxiing along the runway after landing when the blaze started.
2 North American term for catwalk (sense 1). models strut down the runway in mysterious sunglasses [as modifier]: runway modelling takes more than a tall body and a pretty face
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  • Theirs is not a fashion-show erotic strut down the runway.
  • He and model of the moment Lilli strut down the runway to a chunky house bassline.
  • To be a world-class runway supermodel you have to know how to throw attitude and apparently in her case - telephones.
3An animal run, especially one made by small mammals in grass, under snow, etc.
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  • Voles can scar lawns by constructing runways and clipping grass very close to the roots.
  • Tiles were placed in the same home range areas for all trials, but in different runways or locations to avoid habituation and previous scents.
  • Their ideal habitat is in long grass or scrubland (semi-arid heath) where they make pathways or runways for feeding and escape if disturbed.
4An incline or chute down which logs are slid.
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  • In existing installations where the deck saw is located so that it blocks the entrance to the log haul runway, the entrance doorway shall be guarded by a substantial timber or an automatic bar or gate operated by the saw frame to close the entrance while the saw is in operation.

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