sky·​way | \ ˈskī-ˌwā How to pronounce skyway (audio) \

Definition of skyway

1 : a route used by airplanes : air lane
2 : an elevated highway
3 : skywalk

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Police officers with bomb-sniffing dogs patrol skyways and downtown streets., "With Super Bowl celebrations in full swing, downtown Minneapolis takes on military feel," 31 Jan. 2018 Like the original Transbay Terminal, the new center will feature an elevated bus loop with a direct link to the Interstate 80 skyway and the Bay Bridge — something that’s expected to shave several minutes from cross-bay bus rides. Michael Cabanatuan,, "New on Saturday: Muni buses begin using new Transbay Transit Center," 15 June 2018 This poor raccoon apparently got itself stranded on a ledge of the Town Square office building in downtown St. Paul, likely on an errant mission to raid pigeon nests on the skyway over 7th Street. Jonah Ogles, Outside Online, "#MPRRaccoon Is Basically Free-Soloing a Skyscraper," 12 June 2018 In recognition of their gift, the skyway connecting much of Cleveland Clinic's main campus will be named the Weinberg Family Skyway, the Clinic announced this week. Julie Washington,, "Cleveland Clinic's Lerner Research Center receives $30 million gift from Weinberg family," 10 May 2018 Police radio traffic crackled earlier this week with requests for K-9s to sniff unattended boxes and packages in the skyway., "With Super Bowl celebrations in full swing, downtown Minneapolis takes on military feel," 31 Jan. 2018 How about a skyway gondola to transport Oakland Coliseum fans from left field to right field? Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, "Sunday Punch: Sexy thoughts, cheap shots & bon mots," 5 May 2018 Williams heads west, taking the skyway called Colony toward Frisco. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "Dallas Flyers Club: What Uber's Flying Taxi Future Feels Like," 2 May 2018 And with the weather expected to be frigid, use the city’s skyways — covered sidewalks above street-level — to avoid having to go outside. Brandon T. Harden,, "If you're headed to the Super Bowl, here's how to get around Minneapolis," 29 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of skyway

1924, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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