Definition of leeway
- The sailboat's centerboard helps to reduce leeway.
- The new rules allow managers greater leeway in making decisions.
They give their students leeway to try new things.
you will be given some leeway in choosing how to carry out the project
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: freedom to do something the way you want to do it
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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