taxiway

noun
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

Examples of taxiway in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hancock Co-Ron Lewis Field in Lewisport — $833,333 to rehabilitate runway and taxiway lighting. Ben Tobin, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville Muhammad Ali International, 8 other Kentucky airports to receive $94.5 million," 1 Sep. 2020 Among California airports, San Diego was ahead of Los Angeles in terms of the dollar volume of the grants awarded and behind Long Beach, which received $27.3 million for taxiway construction. Lori Weisberg, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Live near the airport? More money coming San Diego’s way for reducing noise," 3 Sep. 2020 Phase 1 will focus on 3,800 feet of new surface on the taxiway, Ross said. Carole Carlson, chicagotribune.com, "Contractor hired for Gary airport taxiway project," 12 Aug. 2020 The money would be used to reconstruct the apron area outside the hangars and the airport’s two main taxiways, which have become degraded over time. Peter Krouse, cleveland, "Cuyahoga County Board of Control approves seeking up to $8.7 million in federal aid to improve airport in Richmond Heights," 11 May 2020 In 2017, Ford mistakenly landed on a taxiway at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California, while piloting his yellow single-engine Aviat Husky. NBC News, "Actor and pilot Harrison Ford admits making error on runway at California airport," 10 Dec. 2015 Because departing flights could not taxi off gates, arriving flights had to wait on taxiways. Washington Post, "As passenger dissatisfaction soars, airline fines hit a historic low," 4 Dec. 2019 Avoiding close calls More than two years after an airliner nearly landed on four planes lined up on a San Francisco International Airport taxiway, a Bay Area congressman has teamed up with famed Capt. Taylor Kate Brown, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Briefing: Updating the 49 Mile Route," 9 Aug. 2019 Asked how the man got the aircraft from the taxiway to a runway, Horizon Air CEO Beck declined to speculate. Daniel Beekman, The Seattle Times, "Stolen Horizon Air plane ‘a serious breach,’ raises questions about airport security," 14 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of taxiway

circa 1933, in the meaning defined above

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6 Oct 2020

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“Taxiway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/taxiway. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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