Definition of fairway
1a : a navigable part of a river, bay, or harborb : 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.
Recent Examples of fairway from the Web
Curry -- a near scratch golfer -- was a two-way athlete in high-school, splitting time between the hardwood and the fairway.
Drees Homes has worked very hard with the (Fairways home owners' association) and (are planning on constructing) 16 new homes.
Spieth seemed to clip a tree left landing in the fairway but about 150 yards short of his normal drive and 230 yards from the hole.
From congressional hideaways to country-club fairways, from newsrooms to lunchrooms, from skyscraper to silo, the realization is sinking in: this is going to be with us for quite a while.
Fairways and greens aren’t especially entertaining.
There are a few holes at Erin Hills where if the tees are all the way back and the wind shifts into the players, some won't be able to reach the fairway or will face blind shots.
My ball lying in the fairway was attacked by a fish crow that unsuccessfully tried to carry it away.
Pulte is scheduled to build on nine of the fairways.
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First Known Use of fairway
FAIRWAY Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of fairway for Students
: the mowed part of a golf course between a tee and a green
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