taxiway

noun

taxi·​way ˈtak-sē-ˌwā How to pronounce taxiway (audio)
: a usually paved strip for taxiing (as from the terminal to a runway) at an airport

Examples of taxiway in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The most recent permanent overlook location served the community since 1989 and closed Oct. 3, 2022 for construction of the north end-around taxiway and future fourth parallel runway. Chase Jordan, Charlotte Observer, 6 June 2024 To date, the airport has been awarded five separate grants totaling nearly $147 million that have gone toward construction of the new terminal, as well as air-side improvements that include a second taxiway for San Diego’s one-runway airport. Lori Weisberg, San Diego Union-Tribune, 31 May 2024 Land continues to be purchased for runway and taxiway safety improvements at the Carroll County Regional Airport. Sherry Greenfield, Baltimore Sun, 8 Apr. 2024 In the most frightening, Air Canada pilots mistook the taxiway for the runway where they were supposed to land. Mercury News & East Bay Times Editorial, The Mercury News, 18 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for taxiway 

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1933, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of taxiway was circa 1933

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“Taxiway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/taxiway. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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