flyway

[flahy-wey]

noun

a route between breeding and wintering areas taken by concentrations of migrating birds.

Nearby words

  1. flyspeck,
  2. flystrike,
  3. flyte,
  4. flytier,
  5. flytrap,
  6. flyweight,
  7. flywheel,
  8. flywhisk,
  9. flânerie,
  10. flâneur

Origin of flyway

First recorded in 1890–95; fly1 + way1

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British Dictionary definitions for fly way

fly way

noun

the usual route used by birds when migrating
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Word Origin and History for fly way

flyway

n.

1891, originally of bird migration paths, from fly (v.1) + way (n.).

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