American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A navigable body of water, such as a river, channel, or canal.
- n. A channel at the edge of a ship's deck to drain away water.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A channel or passage of water; a water-route; specifically, that part of a river, arm of the sea, or the like through which vessels enter or depart; the fairway.
- n. In ship-building, a name given to the thick planks at the outside of the deck, worked over the ends of the beams, and fitting against the inside of the top-timbers, to which, as well as to the ends of the beams, they are bolted, thus forming an important binding. Their inner edge is hollowed out to form a channel for water to run off the deck. In iron vessels the waterway assumes many different forms. See cut under
beam, 2 .
- n. A body of water, such as a river, channel or canal, that can be navigated by boats or ships.
- n. A conduit or watercourse, such as on the deck of a ship, to drain water.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Naut.) Heavy plank or timber extending fore and aft the whole length of a vessel's deck at the line of junction with the sides, forming a channel to the scuppers, which are cut through it. In iron vessels the waterway is variously constructed.
- Same as water course.
- n. a navigable body of water
- n. a conduit through which water flows
- water + way (Wiktionary)
“Situated at the big bay end of the waterway is the beach house where the television program, McHale's Navy, was filmed.”
“• Navigability determines whether a waterway is public or private.”
“• A waterway is navigable if it has a bed and banks and it is possible to float a canoe or other small craft at sometime of the year — even if only during spring floods.”
“• A waterway is navigable if it has a bed and banks and it is possible to fl oat a canoe or other small craft at sometime of the year — even if only during spring floods.”
“In the state that I live in a waterway is public domain as long as it is considered a non-meandering waterway.”
“It looks like if this passes in Utah then those landowners should have to buy property the waterway is on and the water that flows onto the property.”
“It was realized that, should Americans invade again, Canada would be hard pressed to bring men and materiel through the rough country should Americans block access to the main waterway, the St. Lawrence River.”
“It is part of a waterway from the Mississippi in to Oklahoma.”
“Land on the Ketchikan side of the waterway is however, a finite resource.”
“The underground waterway is the largest in the world and sports five 32m diameter, 65m deep concrete containment silos which are connected by 64 kilometers of tunnel sitting 50 meters beneath the surface.”
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