Winning headway
Winning Win"ning, n. 1. The act of obtaining something, as in a contest or by competition. [1913 Webster]

2. The money, etc., gained by success in competition or contest, esp, in gambling; -- usually in the plural. [1913 Webster]

Ye seek land and sea for your winnings. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

3. (Mining) (a) A new opening. (b) The portion of a coal field out for working. [1913 Webster]

{Winning headway} (Mining), an excavation for exploration, in post-and-stall working.

{Winning post}, the post, or goal, at the end of a race. [1913 Webster]


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