Meaning of fairway

fair•way

Pronunciation: (fâr'wā"), [key]
— n.
  1. an unobstructed passage, way, or area.
  2. More important than long drives is keeping your ball on the fairway.
    1. the part of the course where the grass is cut short between the tees and the putting greens, exclusive of the rough, trees, and hazards:More important than long drives is keeping your ball on the fairway.
    2. the mowed part of any hole between the tee and the green:The foursome is now on the tenth fairway.
    1. the navigable portion of a river, harbor, or other partly enclosed body of water.
    2. the channel customarily navigated by vessels in such a body of water.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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