waterway
noun Date: 15th century 1. a way or channel for water 2. a navigable body of water

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  • Waterway — Wa ter*way , n. (Naut.) Heavy plank or timber extending fore and aft the whole length of a vessel s deck at the line of junction with the sides, forming a channel to the scuppers, which are cut through it. In iron vessels the waterway is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • waterway — O.E. wæterweg; see WATER (Cf. water) (n.1) + WAY (Cf. way) …   Etymology dictionary

  • waterway — ► NOUN ▪ a river, canal, or other route for travel by water …   English terms dictionary

  • waterway — [wôt′ərwā΄] n. 1. a channel or runnel through or along which water runs 2. any body of water wide enough and deep enough for boats, ships, etc., as a stream, canal, or river; water route …   English World dictionary

  • Waterway — Waterways redirects here. For the novel, see Kyell Gold. For the suburb of Melbourne, see Waterways, Victoria. A floating market on one of Thailand s waterways A waterway is any navigable body of water. Waterways can include rivers, lakes, seas,… …   Wikipedia

  • waterway — /waw teuhr way , wot euhr /, n. 1. a river, canal, or other body of water serving as a route or way of travel or transport. 2. Shipbuilding. (in a steel or iron vessel) a depressed gutter at the edge of the deck inside the bulwarks, used esp.… …   Universalium

  • waterway — UK [ˈwɔːtə(r)ˌweɪ] / US [ˈwɔtərˌweɪ] noun [countable] Word forms waterway : singular waterway plural waterways formal a river or canal that boats use for travelling from one place to another The Panama Canal is an important waterway …   English dictionary

  • waterway — n. an inland waterway * * * [ wɔːtəweɪ] an inland waterway …   Combinatory dictionary

  • waterway — wa|ter|way [ wɔtər,weı ] noun count FORMAL a river or CANAL that boats use for traveling from one place to another: The Panama Canal is an important waterway …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • waterway — [[t]wɔ͟ːtə(r)weɪ[/t]] waterways N COUNT A waterway is a canal, river, or narrow channel of sea which ships or boats can sail along …   English dictionary

  • waterway — vandens kelias statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Vandens ruožas, pritaikytas transporto priemonių eismui (upės, ežerai, kanalai, jūros). atitikmenys: angl. water carriage; waterway vok. Wasserverkehr, m; Wasserweg, f rus.… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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