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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A strip of level, usually paved ground on which aircraft take off and land.
  • n. A path, channel, or track over which something runs.
  • n. The channel of a stream.
  • n. A chute down which logs are skidded.
  • n. A narrow track in a bowling lane on which balls are returned after they are bowled.
  • n. A smooth ramp for wheeled vehicles.
  • n. A narrow walkway extending from a stage into an auditorium.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. an airstrip, a (usually) paved section on which planes land or take off
  • n. a narrow platform extending from a stage on which people walk, especially used by models in fashion shows
  • n. the usual path taken by deer or other wild animals, i.e. from the forest to the stream
  • n. a stream bed

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The channel of a stream.
  • n. The beaten path made by deer or other animals in passing to and from their feeding grounds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The path or track over which anything runs; a passageway.
  • n. A path made by domestic animals in going to and from an accustomed place of feeding, watering, etc.
  • n. In lumbering, a trough or channel on the surface of a declivity, down which logs are slid or ruu in places more or less inaccessible to horses or oxen.
  • n. One of the ways in the casing of a window for vertically sliding sashes.
  • n. Theat., in the setting of scenery, a path or road, as upon a mountain-side or the face of a rock.
  • n. The trough by the side of a bowling-alley along which the balls are rolled back from the end.
  • n. The swinging platform leading down to a boat-house float.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a chute down which logs can slide
  • n. a narrow platform extending from the stage into the audience in a theater or nightclub etc.
  • n. a bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll
  • n. a strip of level paved surface where planes can take off and land

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