Definition of Fairway

1. Noun. The area between the tee and putting green where the grass is cut short.

Group relationships: Golf Course, Links Course
Terms within: Apron
Generic synonyms: Land Site, Site

2. Noun. The usual course taken by vessels through a harbor or coastal waters.
Generic synonyms: Itinerary, Path, Route

3. Noun. A tract of ground free of obstacles to movement.

Definition of Fairway

1. n. The navigable part of a river, bay, etc., through which vessels enter or depart; the part of a harbor or channel ehich is kept open and unobstructed for the passage of vessels.

Definition of Fairway

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

2. Noun. any tract of land free from obstacles ¹

3. Noun. (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) ¹

4. Noun. (nautical) a navigable channel in a harbour, offshore etc; the usual course taken by vessels in such places. ¹

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Definition of Fairway

1. the mowed part of a golf course between tee and green [n -WAYS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fairway

fairness commission
fairway (current term)
fairweather friend
fairweather friends
fairy-ring mushroom
fairy armadillo
fairy bell
fairy bluebird

Literary usage of Fairway

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Weekly Reporter by Great Britain Parliament. House of Lords, Great Britain Privy Council (1905)
"There is art'ole 25, which says that, "In narrow channels every steam vessel shall, when it is safe and practicable, keep to that side of the fairway or ..."

2. The American Coast Pilot: Containing Directions for the Principal Harbors by Edmund March Blunt, George William Blunt (1847)
"... with a house on its west side open, it leads in a fairway up the channel, equally clear of the shoals to tho east and west. SMITH'S POINT LIGHTHOUSE. ..."

3. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria by Royal Society of Victoria (Melbourne, Vic.), Royal Society of Victoria (1902)
"On some Rocks from the fairway of Port Phillip Heads. BY FE GRANT AND EO THIELE. [Bead 9th October, 1902.] Blasting operations were recently carried on at ..."

4. The Scots Digest of the Cases Decided in the Supreme Courts of Scotland and John Condie Steewart Sandeman by John Condie Steewart Sandeman (1905)
"River— Navigable — fairway —Obstruction.—Htld that the Corporation of Perth, as conservators of the River Tay within the county, had an interest to force ..."

5. Maritime Notes and Queries: A Record of Shipping Law and Usage (1883)
"SUNKEN VESSEL IN fairway. SIR,—Who are the parties responsible for damage ... [It is the duty of the Conservators of the river to keep the fairway ..."

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