flyway
noun Date: 1891 an established air route of migratory birds

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Flyway — is the term for the flight paths used in bird migration. Flyways generally span over continents and often oceans.Flyways of the Americas*Atlantic Flyway *Central Flyway *Mississippi Flyway *Pacific FlywayFlyways of Eurasia, Africa, and… …   Wikipedia

  • flyway — 1891, originally of bird migration paths, from FLY (Cf. fly) (v.1) + WAY (Cf. way) …   Etymology dictionary

  • flyway — ☆ flyway [flī′wā΄ ] n. a flying route taken regularly by migratory birds going to and from their breeding grounds …   English World dictionary

  • flyway — /fluy way /, n. a route between breeding and wintering areas taken by concentrations of migrating birds. [1890 95; FLY1 + WAY] * * * ▪ bird migration       route used regularly by migrating birds, bats, or butterflies. The large majority of such… …   Universalium

  • flyway — noun A migratory route used by birds between breeding areas …   Wiktionary

  • flyway — n. migratory route (of birds) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • flyway — noun Ornithology a route regularly used by large numbers of migrating birds …   English new terms dictionary

  • flyway — fly•way [[t]ˈflaɪˌweɪ[/t]] n. orn a route between breeding and wintering areas taken by concentrations of migrating birds • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • flyway — /ˈflaɪweɪ/ (say fluyway) noun a flight path used for bird migration …   Australian English dictionary

  • flyway — noun the geographic route along which birds customarily migrate (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑migration route • Hypernyms: ↑path, ↑route, ↑itinerary …   Useful english dictionary

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