[ fluhd-wey ]
/ ˈflʌdˌweɪ /


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

Origin of floodway

First recorded in 1885–90; flood + way1
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Science definitions for floodway


[ flŭdwā′ ]

A channel for an overflow of water caused by flooding.

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