fairway

noun fair·way \ ˈfer-ˌwā \
|Updated on: 15 Jun 2018

Definition of fairway

1 a : 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

  1. Her shot landed at the left side of the fairway.

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First Known Use of fairway

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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FAIRWAY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of fairway for English Language Learners

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


FAIRWAY Defined for Kids

fairway

noun fair·way \ ˈfer-ˌwā \

Definition of fairway for Students

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

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