Meaning of WATERWAY in English


/waw"teuhr way', wot"euhr-/ , n.

1. a river, canal, or other body of water serving as a route or way of travel or transport.

2. Shipbuilding. (in a steel or iron vessel) a depressed gutter at the edge of the deck inside the bulwarks, used esp. when the decking is wooden.

3. a channel for vessels, as a fairway in a harbor.

[ bef. 950; ME; OE waeterweg. See WATER, WAY 1 ]

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