waterway

noun
wa·​ter·​way | \ ˈwȯ-tər-ˌwā How to pronounce waterway (audio) , ˈwä- \

Definition of waterway

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

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Examples of waterway in a Sentence

the Erie Canal was superseded by a much larger waterway, the New York State Barge Canal
Recent Examples on the Web This was, after all, at least the 13th time a waterway had been set ablaze in Ohio alone, not to mention river fires in Philadelphia, Baltimore and other industrial cities. Lucia Walinchus, Cincinnati.com, "The water is cleaner but the politics are messier: The Clean Water Act movement after 50 years," 27 Dec. 2019 The Harris County District Attorney’s Office filed water pollution charges in April against ITC, alleging the fire caused chemicals to flow into a nearby waterway. Washington Post, "Report: Fire at Texas facility caused by equipment failure," 6 Dec. 2019 In March a fire burned for days near Houston that was linked to a plant in nearby Crosby and prosecutors have filed five water pollution charges against a company after chemicals flowed into a nearby waterway. Fox News, "Evacuation order lifted amid Texas plant fire, blaze contained, officials say," 30 Nov. 2019 In the March fire, prosecutors filed five water pollution charges against the company that owns the petrochemical storage facility after chemicals flowed into a nearby waterway. BostonGlobe.com, "PORT NECHES, Texas — More than 50,000 people in East Texas remained under a mandatory evacuation order Thursday as a fire continued to burn at a TPC Group chemical plant, one day after two massive explosions there.," 29 Nov. 2019 In the March fire, prosecutors filed five water pollution charges against the company that owns the petrochemical storage facility after chemicals flowed into a nearby waterway. CBS News, "60,000 people forced to evacuate after explosions at Texas chemical plant," 27 Nov. 2019 In the March fire, prosecutors filed five water pollution charges against the company that owns the petrochemical storage facility after chemicals flowed into a nearby waterway. Arkansas Online, "VIDEO: 3 injured as Texas plant explosion releases chemical plume," 27 Nov. 2019 But the most painful blow came last year, when Russia completed a bridge across the Kerch Strait, a narrow waterway that connects the Azov Sea – and Mariupol – to the Black Sea. Fred Weir, The Christian Science Monitor, "Isolated by Ukraine’s war, Mariupol looks for a peaceful future," 13 Aug. 2019 Within the same week, a body was found in a St. Petersburg waterway in the clutches of an alligator. Richard Tribou, orlandosentinel.com, "Florida man partially eaten by alligator died of meth overdose: report," 16 July 2019

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First Known Use of waterway

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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2 Jan 2020

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“Waterway.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waterway. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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waterway

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How to pronounce waterway (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of waterway

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

waterway

noun
wa·​ter·​way | \ ˈwȯ-tər-ˌwā How to pronounce waterway (audio) , ˈwä- \

Kids Definition of waterway

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

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