Meaning of airway

air•way

Pronunciation: (âr'wā"), [key]
— n.
  1. an air route equipped with emergency landing fields, beacon lights, radio beams, etc.
  2. a passageway by which air passes from the nose or mouth to the air sacs of the lungs.
  3. a tubelike device used to maintain adequate, unobstructed respiration, as during general anesthesia.
  4. any passage in a mine used for purposes of ventilation; an air course.
  5. The news was sent out over the airways immediately.
    1. the band of frequencies, taken collectively, used by radio broadcasting stations:The news was sent out over the airways immediately.
    2. airwaves.
    3. airline (def. 1c).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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