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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The jet started climbing seconds before touchdown, flying over four airliners lined up on the same taxiway filled with passengers and tons of fuel. Andy Pasztor, WSJ, "NTSB Urges Safety Upgrades to Prevent Taxiway Collisions," 25 Sep. 2018 Since then, the airport has buttressed its ground radar system and shut down a confusing taxiway. Fox News, "FAA: Pilots caused most San Francisco airport close-calls," 2 May 2018 According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Jhryin Jones, 19, scaled a fence at the airport and ran onto a taxiway where there were planes. Dana Hedgpeth, Washington Post, "Half-naked man ends up on tarmac at Atlanta airport," 27 June 2018 Spirit Airlines passengers arriving to Orlando got an unexpected hold-up on their way to the terminal Monday when their flight had to yield to an alligator crossing a taxiway. Ben Mutzabaugh, USA TODAY, "Video: Spirit flight holds for alligator crossing taxiway in Orlando," 12 June 2018 The Atlanta airport also plans to bolster the cellular signal in outdoor areas including parking decks, jet bridges, taxiways and ramp areas by expanding its digital antenna system. Kelly Yamanouchi, ajc, "Hartsfield-Jackson aims to add workers, improve infrastructure," 8 June 2018 Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport said its teams have treated runways, taxiways and roadways leading to the airport in advance of the possible winter weather, and said passengers should check with their airlines for their flight status. Kelly Yamanouchi,, "Hartsfield-Jackson treats runways due to icy forecast," 8 Jan. 2018 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

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First Known Use of taxiway

circa 1933, in the meaning defined above

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