leeway
noun Date: 1669 1. a. off-course lateral movement of a ship when under way b. the angle between the heading and the track of an airplane 2. an allowable margin of freedom or variation ; tolerance

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  • leeway — ► NOUN 1) the amount of freedom to move or act that is available: we have a lot of leeway in how we do our jobs. 2) the sideways drift of a ship to leeward of the desired course. ● make up (the) leeway Cf. ↑make up the leeway …   English terms dictionary

  • Leeway — Жанры Хардкор панк кроссовер треш Годы 1984 настоящее время Страна …   Википедия

  • Leeway — is the lateral movement of a ship to the leeward of her course; drift. Just as a vessel s course is affected by the current of the water (set and drift), her course is also altered by wind. Vessels with greater surface area on the beam experience …   Wikipedia

  • Leeway — Lee way (l[=e] w[=a] ), n. (Naut.) The lateral movement of a ship to the leeward of her course; drift. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Leeway — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Thrash Metal, Hardcore Punk Gründung 1984 Auflösung 1995 Neugründung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • leeway — index freedom, margin (spare amount) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • leeway — 1660s, sideways drift of a ship caused by wind, from LEE (Cf. lee) + WAY (Cf. way). Figurative meaning extra space is by 1835 …   Etymology dictionary

  • leeway — *room, berth, play, elbowroom, margin, clearance …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • leeway — [n] room to move, grow elbow room*, extent, headway, latitude, margin, play, scope, space; concept 739 …   New thesaurus

  • leeway — [lē′wā΄] n. 1. the leeward drift of a ship or aircraft from the course being steered 2. Informal a) margin of time, money, etc. b) room for freedom of action …   English World dictionary

  • leeway — lee|way [ˈli:weı] n [U] 1.) freedom to do things in the way you want to leeway in ▪ The government does not have much leeway in foreign policy. leeway to do sth ▪ Try to give teenagers more leeway to make their own decisions. 2.) make up leeway… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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