- the part of the course where the grass is cut short between the tees and the putting greens, exclusive of the rough, trees, and hazards: More important than long drives is keeping your ball on the fairway.
- the mowed part of any hole between the tee and the green: The foursome is now on the tenth fairway.
- the navigable portion of a river, harbor, or other partly enclosed body of water.
- the channel customarily navigated by vessels in such a body of water.
Examples from the Web for fairway
In Manhattan, where I grew up, people seemed to eat a lot of takeout, or prepared foods from places like Zabars and Fairway.
Both initially were unpopular with neighbors, and Fairway admits on its website that opening a store there was “just plain nuts.”Red Hook Still Crying Out for Relief in Sandy’s Wake|Allison Yarrow|November 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
At dusk he was found wandering aimlessly about on the seventeenth fairway, babbling to himself.Fore!|Charles Emmett Van Loan
It was deep in the fairway, we had only to avoid the points.The Voodoo Gold Trail|Walter Walden
"'Ye are to declare it,' was the parson's words," Fairway continued.Return of the Native|Thomas Hardy
Now of this reef lying exactly in the middle of the fairway they were informed by Pammon of Skyros.The History Of Herodotus|Herodotus
On the approach of Admiral Watson's fleet they were to be scuttled and sunk in the fairway.In Clive's Command|Herbert Strang
British Dictionary definitions for fairway
- the navigable part of a river, harbour, etc
- the customary course followed by vessels