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runway

[ ruhn-wey ]
/ ˈrʌnˌweɪ /
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noun

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Origin of runway

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35; run + way1
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British Dictionary definitions for runway

runway
/ (ˈrʌnˌweɪ) /

noun

a hard level roadway or other surface from which aircraft take off and on which they land
an enclosure for domestic animals; run
forestry, US and Canadian a chute for sliding logs down
a narrow ramp extending from the stage into the audience in a theatre, nightclub, etc, esp as used by models in a fashion show
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