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headway

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[ hed-wey ]
/ ˈhɛdˌweɪ /
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noun
forward movement; progress in a forward direction: The ship's headway was slowed by the storm.
progress in general: headway in a career.
rate of progress: a slight headway against concerted opposition.
the time interval or distance between two vehicles, as automobiles, ships, or railroad or subway cars, traveling in the same direction over the same route.
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Idioms about headway

    make headway, to proceed forward; advance; progress.

Origin of headway

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First recorded in 1700–10; (a)head + way1

Other definitions for headway (2 of 2)

headway2
[ hed-wey ]
/ ˈhɛdˌweɪ /

noun

Origin of headway

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First recorded in 1700–10; head + way1
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How to use headway in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for headway

headway
/ (ˈhɛdˌweɪ) /

noun
motion in a forward directionthe vessel made no headway
progress or rate of progresshe made no headway with the problem
another name for headroom
the distance or time between consecutive trains, buses, etc, on the same route
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Other Idioms and Phrases with headway

headway

see make headway.

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