floodway

[fluhd-wey]

noun

the channel and adjacent shore areas under water during a flood, especially as determined for a flood of a given height.

Nearby words

  1. flooding,
  2. floodlight,
  3. floodlight projector,
  4. floodplain,
  5. floodwater,
  6. flooey,
  7. floor,
  8. floor broker,
  9. floor exercise,
  10. floor furnace

Origin of floodway

First recorded in 1885–90; flood + way1

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Science definitions for floodway

floodway

[flŭdwā′]

A channel for an overflow of water caused by flooding.
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