fairway

noun
fair·way | \ˈfer-ˌwā \

Definition of fairway 

1a : a navigable part of a river, bay, or harbor

b : an open path or space

2 : the closely mowed part of a golf course between a tee and a green

Examples of fairway in a Sentence

Her shot landed at the left side of the fairway.

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Because of the wet conditions, the players were allowed to lift, clean and place their golf balls in the fairways. Times Wire Reports, latimes.com, "Golf: Steve Stricker leads hometown PGA Tour Champions event," 23 June 2018 As part of the $2.5-$3 million upgrade, Biltmore managing director Matthias Kammerer said the course will get new Bermuda grass added to the existing tees, fairways and greens. Chabeli Herrera, miamiherald, "The Biltmore Hotel is transforming for the 21st century. You won't recognize the rooms.," 27 June 2018 Hole 5 - Par 4 Another iron off the tee and another fairway for TW. Adam Woodard, USA TODAY, "Tiger Tracker: Follow Tiger Woods' Saturday round at his tournament, the Quicken Loans National," 30 June 2018 Players will aim toward the fairway running to the left of a meandering creek that eventually cross-sects the hole going up toward the green. Brent Kennedy, The Aegis, "Mountain Branch Golf Club," 22 June 2018 Arcadia Bluffs offers tons of room to hit an errant tee shot and not be penalized, the fairways are like plush carpet and greenskeepers painstakingly remove poa annua so your putts roll true. Detroit Free Press, "Ranking Michigan's top 10 vacation golf courses," 21 June 2018 Monsoons are common in Nepal, but that doesn't stop Sherpa from playing on sodden fairways in driving rain. George Ramsay, CNN, "Pratima Sherpa: The meeting with Tiger Woods 'I'll never forget'," 1 June 2018 Now Taylor is watching work crews cement over the former fairways for homes — 900 of them — marking the first new residential development to rise in a flood plain since Hurricane Harvey swept through this city late last summer. Scott Wilson, Washington Post, "Fresh from Hurricane Harvey’s flooding, Houston starts to build anew — in the flood plain," 22 May 2018 Now Taylor is watching work crews cement over the former fairways for homes - 900 of them - marking the first new residential development to rise in a flood plain since Hurricane Harvey swept through this city late last summer. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "Housing-starved Houston builds anew in the flood plain," 22 May 2018

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First Known Use of fairway

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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fairway

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fairway

: the part of a golf course that has short grass and that lies between a tee and a green

fairway

noun
fair·way | \ˈfer-ˌwā \

Kids Definition of fairway

: the mowed part of a golf course between a tee and a green

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