Headway Head"way` (-w[^u]rk`), n. 1. The progress made by a ship in motion; hence, progress or success of any kind. [1913 Webster]

2. (Arch.) Clear space under an arch, girder, and the like, sufficient to allow of easy passing underneath; clearance; headroom. [1913 Webster]

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