runway

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Etymology[edit]

run +‎ way

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Noun[edit]

runway (plural runways)

  1. a defined, usually paved section of land for airplanes to land on or take off from
  2. a narrow platform extending from a stage on which people walk, especially used by models in fashion shows
  3. the usual path taken by deer or other wild animals, i.e. from the forest to the stream
    • 1922, A. M. Chisholm, A Thousand a Plate
      In the mornings hoar-frost lay thick upon the ground, and thin ice formed in currentless shallows and overlay the muskrat runways.
  4. a stream bed
  5. (athletics) in long jump, javelin and similar events, a short track along which the athlete can accelerate themselves for their jump or throw

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  • (platform for fashion shows): catwalk

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