skyway

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

Definition of skyway

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

Examples of skyway in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even a brief stretch of snow somewhere near the skyway's highest point couldn't unsettle the NSX. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "1,200 uncomfortable miles in a gorgeous Acura NSX hybrid supercar," 12 Mar. 2020 The challenge was to connect this energy to people outside the skyway and into the neighborhoods. Bruce Corrie, Twin Cities, "Bruce Corrie: We worked to go deeper and help make St. Paul work for all," 29 Aug. 2019 Local restaurant chain Leeann Chin has closed in the downtown St. Paul skyway. Nancy Ngo, Twin Cities, "Leeann Chin closes downtown St. Paul skyway location, expands elsewhere," 20 Aug. 2019 The project includes a skyway over North Avenue connecting the city's transit center parking structure with the new building. Jim Riccioli, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Waukesha's new City Hall will cost $19.4 million to build based on low bid now in officials' hands," 20 Aug. 2019 Police officers with bomb-sniffing dogs patrol skyways and downtown streets. Philly.com, "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, SFChronicle.com, "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.com, "Cleveland Clinic's Lerner Research Center receives $30 million gift from Weinberg family," 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of skyway

1924, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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24 Mar 2020

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“Skyway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skyway. Accessed 31 Mar. 2020.

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