drift +‎ way


driftway (plural driftways)

  1. A common road or path for driving cattle.
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  2. (mining) A drift, or horizontal passage in a mine.
  3. (US, Rhode Island) An access road to the sea.


Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for driftway in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)