taxi·​way | \ ˈtak-sē-ˌwā How to pronounce taxiway (audio) \

Definition of taxiway

: a usually paved strip for taxiing (as from the terminal to a runway) at an airport

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Tentative plans call for the construction of a second taxiway, more hangars and other improvements when additional funding becomes available. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Hotel approved near Oceanside airport," 13 Aug. 2019 This project will require runway and taxiway closures, which will affect normal operations. Patrick May, The Mercury News, "What you need to know about delays at SFO — and how to possibly avoid them," 10 Sep. 2019 Four airplanes — two Boeing 787s, a Boeing 737 and an Airbus 340 — were on the taxiway awaiting clearance for takeoff. Matthias Gafni,, "SFO near-miss: Capt. ‘Sully’ pushes bill, says ‘biggest threats are runway related’," 8 Aug. 2019 Included in the announcement was an award of almost $13 million to repair multiple taxiways at the San Diego International Airport. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Oceanside gets grant to resurface runway, taxiway at city airport," 22 July 2019 Improvements are planned on the east side taxiway including milling, three-inch paving and upgrades to create a new surface. William Thornton |,, "Montgomery Airport in final phase of upgrades," 15 July 2019 Federal authorities have since begun an investigation while airport officials are assessing costs for cleaning up runway and taxiway surfaces. Kevin Spear,, "Orlando airport doused in jet fuel when Norwegian plane made emergency landing," 3 July 2019 In North Texas, the money is intended to repair or expand existing taxiways. Orla Mccaffrey, Dallas News, "Elaine Chao comes to town bearing $23.2 million for DFW Airport taxiway upgrades," 24 June 2019 The existing 2,850-foot runway is being converted into a partial parallel taxiway. Mary Divine, Twin Cities, "Controversial Lake Elmo Airport expansion slated to start this fall," 24 June 2019

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First Known Use of taxiway

circa 1933, in the meaning defined above

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