Definitions for fairwayˈfɛərˌweɪ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an unobstructed passage, way, or area.
the part of a golf course where the grass is cut short between the tees and the putting greens, exclusive of the rough, trees, and hazards.
the navigable portion of a waterway.
Category: Nautical, Navy
Origin of fairway:
the area between the tee and putting green where the grass is cut short
the usual course taken by vessels through a harbor or coastal waters
a tract of ground free of obstacles to movement
the area between the tee and the green, where the grass is cut short
any tract of land free from obstacles
(Military) A channel either from offshore, in a river, or in a harbor that has enough depth to accommodate the draft of large vessels.(JP 4-01.6)
a navigable channel in a harbour, offshore etc; the usual course taken by vessels in such places.
the navigable part of a river, bay, etc., through which vessels enter or depart; the part of a harbor or channel ehich is kept open and unobstructed for the passage of vessels
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
A channel either from offshore, in a river, or in a harbor that has enough depth to accommodate the draft of large vessels. See also draft; watercraft.