Meaning of leeway
Pronunciation: (lē'wā"), [key]
- extra time, space, materials, or the like, within which to operate; margin: With ten minutes' leeway we can catch the train.
- a degree of freedom of action or thought: His instructions gave us plenty of leeway.
- Also calledthe amount or angle of the drift of a ship to leeward from its heading.
- the amount a plane is blown off its normal course by cross winds.
- leeway (Thesaurus)