- straight onward, without turn or curve, as a racecourse.
- a straightaway course or part.
- immediately; right away.
Origin of straightaway
Related Words for straightawayright, instant, forthwith, straight, due, dead, immediately, now, instantly, anon, direct, instantaneously, presently, promptly, pronto, quickly, shortly, speedily, contiguously, instanter
Examples from the Web for straightaway
Contemporary Examples of straightaway
Historical Examples of straightaway
Not even Old Man Coyote can catch him in a straightaway race.The Burgess Animal Book for Children
Thornton W. Burgess
But with all his desperate need for haste he ran no straightaway course.Sundry Accounts
Irvin S. Cobb
You can't give them the slip on a straightaway run, can you?Motor Matt's Mystery
Stanley R. Matthews
In straightaway bursts they left our French brothers at the post.Huts in Hell
Daniel A. Poling
I am willing to do so also, if you will make over the fortune by deed of gift to me straightaway.A Son of Perdition
- at once
- the US word for straight (def. 30)