skyway

noun

sky·​way ˈskī-ˌwā How to pronounce skyway (audio)
1
: a route used by airplanes : air lane
2
: an elevated highway
3

Examples of skyway in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That could include restructuring the adjacent stairway-elevator tower, skyway and bus stop and incorporating a new building or buildings, plural. Frederick Melo, Twin Cities, 25 Mar. 2024 Our survey results amplify the sense of urgency, particularly around three impactful key items: Safe, clean skyways A greater sense of urgency for improving the safety and cleanliness of the skyway system. B Kyle, Twin Cities, 21 Jan. 2024 The Chamber strongly supports these steps and hopes the City will next focus on a plan to address behavioral concerns in the skyway. B Kyle, Twin Cities, 21 Jan. 2024 Back then, the skyway was often enveloped in smog and always smelled. Andy Kessler, WSJ, 31 Dec. 2023 The incident happened at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport as the plane was still at the skyway and was not moving, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said. Marlene Lenthang, NBC News, 27 Nov. 2023 From here, visitors can take a gently rising walkway that connects to the skyway system at 6th Street. Frank Edgerton Martin, Star Tribune, 18 Dec. 2020 The Natalie Building, on South Yale Avenue, is connected to Saint Francis Hospital, a 1,112-bed tertiary center, by a covered skyway. New York Times, 1 June 2022 That tore a big hole in the ledger paper on which the skyway’s financing had been calculated. Ron Grossman, Chicago Tribune, 25 Sep. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of skyway was in 1924

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“Skyway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skyway. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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