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fair +‎ way

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fairway (plural fairways)

  1. (golf) The area between the tee and the green, where the grass is cut short.
  2. Any tract of land free from obstacles.
  3. (Military) A channel either from offshore, in a river, or in a harbor that has enough depth to accommodate the draft of large vessels. (JP 4-01.6)
  4. (nautical) A navigable channel in a harbour, offshore etc; the usual course taken by vessels in such places.
    • 1899, Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness, section 1
      Lights of ships moved in the fairway—a great stir of lights going up and going down.

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English fairway.

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  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: fair‧way

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fairway m (plural fairways)

  1. (golf) fairway: the area between the tee and the green, where the grass is cut short