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leeway

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noun lee·way \ˈlē-ˌwā\

Simple Definition of leeway

  • : freedom to do something the way you want to do it

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of leeway

  1. 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. 2 :  an allowable margin of freedom or variation :  tolerance

Examples of leeway in a sentence

  1. They give their students leeway to try new things.

  2. <you will be given some leeway in choosing how to carry out the project>



1669

First Known Use of leeway

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