- providing access or passage in four directions: a four-way entrance.
- applying to all four directions of traffic at an intersection: a four-way stop sign.
- exerting influence or benefit in four different ways: a four-way blessing.
- made up of four participants: a four-way discussion.
Origin of four-way
First recorded in 1815–25
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Examples from the Web for four-way
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Mrs. Young told of a four-way call between the Youngs, Hunter, and the presidential candidate in early 2007.Cheri Young Tells the Edwards Jury of Her Ordeal
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The cylinder was let down into the boiler; it worked with a four-way cock.
The easiest method of testing the Three- and Four-way circuits explained.Aviation Engines
Victor Wilfred Pag
The first pull of the chain turns on the gas through a four-way gas-cock, governed by a ratchet-wheel and pawl.Things a Boy Should Know About Electricity
Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
The conduits for telephone and telegraph service were four-way, and were located in the core-wall.Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. LXVIII, Sept. 1910
James H. Brace and Francis Mason
A four-way cock near the top of the cylinder turned the steam on and off.
- giving passage in four directions
- made up of four elements
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