taxiway

noun
taxi·way | \ˈtak-sē-ˌwā \

Definition of taxiway 

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

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Two weeks ago, a different man scaled a razor-wire fence and ran onto an active taxiway, toward a plane, according to police. Kelly Yamanouchi, ajc, "Fence jumpers highlight security vulnerability at Hartsfield-Jackson," 12 July 2018 Atlanta police spokeswoman Stephanie Brown tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Jones scaled a fence Tuesday at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and ran onto an active taxiway. Adrianne Haney, USA TODAY, "Police: Shirtless man on tarmac arrested, jumped on plane," 27 June 2018 Air Canada Flight 759 had been cleared to land on runway 28L but instead mistakenly lined up for the parallel taxiway C, which was occupied by four airliners awaiting clearance to take off. Augie Martin, CNN, "Video shows how close Air Canada flight came to landing on taxiing planes," 2 May 2018 The incident happened on the taxiway shortly before 5 p.m., the airport tweeted. Zachary Hansen, ajc, "VIDEO: Man in custody after getting onto Hartsfield-Jackson tarmac," 26 June 2018 The East Bay Times reports Wednesday, May 2, 2018, the Federal Aviation Administration found that in three instances planes lined up for wrong runways and taxiways due to pilot error. Washington Post, "Agency: Pilots caused 3 San Francisco airport close-calls," 3 May 2018 The East Bay Times reports Wednesday the Federal Aviation Administration found that in three instances planes lined up for wrong runways and taxiways due to pilot error. Fox News, "FAA: Pilots caused most San Francisco airport close-calls," 2 May 2018 Passengers on the plane were shocked to look out their windows and see the gator moseying across the taxiway, Air Live, an aviation news website, reports. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Alligator moseying across Orlando airport tarmac halts plane trying to taxi to gate," 13 June 2018 In the nighttime video, the Air Canada plane appears to be on a collision course with aircraft that were waiting on the taxiway, when air traffic controllers urgently demanded the pilots abort the landing. Augie Martin, CNN, "Video shows how close Air Canada flight came to landing on taxiing planes," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of taxiway

circa 1933, in the meaning defined above

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