waterway

noun wa·ter·way \ ˈwȯ-tər-ˌwā , ˈwä- \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of waterway

1 :a way or channel for water
2 :a navigable body of water

Examples of waterway in a Sentence

  1. the Erie Canal was superseded by a much larger waterway, the New York State Barge Canal

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First Known Use of waterway

14th century


WATERWAY Defined for English Language Learners

waterway

noun

Definition of waterway for English Language Learners

  • : a canal, river, etc., that is deep and wide enough for boats and ships to travel through


WATERWAY Defined for Kids

waterway

noun wa·ter·way \ ˈwȯ-tər-ˌwā , ˈwä- \

Definition of waterway for Students

:a channel or a body of water by which ships can travel


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