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airway

[ air-wey ]
/ ˈɛərˌweɪ /
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noun
an air route equipped with emergency landing fields, beacon lights, radio beams, etc.
a passageway by which air passes from the nose or mouth to the air sacs of the lungs.
Medicine/Medical. a tubelike device used to maintain adequate, unobstructed respiration, as during general anesthesia.
any passage in a mine used for purposes of ventilation; an air course.
airways,
  1. the band of frequencies, taken collectively, used by radio broadcasting stations: The news was sent out over the airways immediately.
  2. airwaves.
  3. airline (def. 1c).
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Origin of airway

First recorded in 1905–10; air1 + way1
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British Dictionary definitions for airway

airway
/ (ˈɛəˌweɪ) /

noun
an air route, esp one that is fully equipped with emergency landing fields, navigational aids, etc
a passage for ventilation, esp in a mine
a passage down which air travels from the nose or mouth to the lungs
med a tubelike device inserted via the throat to keep open the airway of an unconscious patient
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