Simple Definition of leeway
: freedom to do something the way you want to do it
Full Definition of leeway
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
Examples of leeway in a sentence
They give their students leeway to try new things.
<you will be given some leeway in choosing how to carry out the project>
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