headway

noun head·way \ ˈhed-ˌwā \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of headway

1 a :motion or rate of motion in a forward direction
2 :headroom (as under an arch) sufficient to allow passage
3 :the time interval between two vehicles traveling in the same direction on the same route

Examples of headway in a Sentence

  1. the ant was making little headway carrying a crumb that was about five times his size

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First Known Use of headway

1730



HEADWAY Defined for Kids

headway

noun head·way \ ˈhed-ˌwā \

Definition of headway for Students

1 :movement in a forward direction (as of a ship)
2 :1progress 2 Have you made any headway on your project?


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