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Definition of "waterway" []

  • A navigable body of water, such as a river, channel, or canal. (noun)
  • A channel at the edge of a ship's deck to drain away water. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "waterway" in a sentence
  • "Situated at the big bay end of the waterway is the beach house where the television program, McHale's Navy, was filmed."
  • "• Navigability determines whether a waterway is public or private."
  • "• A waterway is navigable if it has a bed and banks and it is possible to float a canoe or other small craft at sometime of the year — even if only during spring floods."