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 And by next month, the contractor overseeing construction of a new taxiway and related airfield improvements will be getting started with pavement removals and utility work, LoPiccolo said. San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Nov. 2021 The race course goes down the runway and a taxiway. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 12 Oct. 2021 The race route extends down the runway and a taxiway. Kelly Yamanouchi, ajc, 8 Oct. 2021 The money will fund the initial construction phase of one of Indianapolis International Airport's runways, and the initial construction and electrical phase of a taxiway. Kayla Dwyer, The Indianapolis Star, 23 Sep. 2021 In addition, Myers said the area between the current taxiway and runway will be widened from 300 feet to 400 feet for safety reasons. Madison Bateman,, 1 Sep. 2021 Some climbed into aircraft parked on the taxiway, while others dangled precariously off a jet bridge. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 17 Aug. 2021 She was only meant to stop at DFW for a 45-minute layover on her way to Puerto Vallarta but spent five hours sitting on the taxiway after the weather problems. Dallas News, 2 Aug. 2021 Evergreen Regional Airport-Middleton Field, Evergreen – $743,933 to rehabilitate a taxiway. Shelby County Airport, Alabaster – $401,186 to construct, modify, improve, and rehabilitate a hangar. William Thornton |, al, 30 June 2021

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First Known Use of taxiway

circa 1933, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of taxiway was circa 1933

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12 Nov 2021

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“Taxiway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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