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1A recognized route followed by aircraft.
- ‘The VASC captured futuristic designs in a special NASA display that shows airplane concepts that may some day fly on an interstate skyway.’
- ‘As motorways become more and more clogged up with traffic, a new generation of flying cars will be needed to ferry people along skyways.’
- ‘We've cleared airspace for you, and it's a perfectly sunny day throughout the skyway you'll be traveling.’
- ‘Port Town uses skyways and starships make less pollution than cars, so you probably did see stars… a rarity in any city these days.’
- ‘Using anti-grav beacon technology linked with vehicle computers, the skyways allow flying cars to safely travel domestic routes at varying altitudes’
- ‘Rocket belts will increase a man's stride to 30 feet, and bus-type helicopters will travel along crowded air skyways.’
- ‘And the highways and skyways are expected to be jammed today as the Thanksgiving weekend draws to a close.’
- ‘Speeding off into the skyway, the bus took flight, and the wake of the enormous vehicle blew away the hat of a young human child.’
2another term for skywalk
- ‘You still see people cross the road in the middle of traffic, though there is a skyway or a subway for them.’
- ‘But around two o'clock, the skyway level slows way down.’
- ‘Road overbridges and underbridges, skyways and walkways are welcome, but people must be educated on their use.’
- ‘Around '95 I opened a recording studio in an office building that was part of the skyway system in downtown St. Paul.’
- ‘The party reaches the top of the tower and crosses a short skyway and ends up in another large room.’
- ‘A Striker suddenly waltzed around the corner and started through the skyway towards him.’
- ‘He crossed the skyway and waited in the first security check line.’
- ‘Glistening windows ran past us as we flew by the skyscrapers, a skyway level above the evening traffic.’
- ‘Walk along the arterial skyway, and below you will see a sea of bus stands.’
- ‘There are catwalk skyways, a mezzanine bar, and lots of roomy, Steven Seagal-era power banquettes made of shiny black vinyl.’
3An elevated highway.
- ‘The government was urged to use the Baht 60 million fund granted by KfW to study the feasibility of the elevated railway and skyway project.’
- ‘I finally woke for good as we were on the Chicago skyway bridges.’
- ‘Aislinn led the way to the prison, trying to travel the back alleys she knew so well instead of the main skyways and highways.’
- ‘The web of pathways, highways, shipways and skyways has been growing ever since.’
- ‘A major skyway nearby had been shattered completely, the ruined cars forming a junkyard at the bottom of the long drop.’
- ‘Far below that was the massive tangle of the intertwining lower skyway tracks, which supported hovering vehicles and the network of maglev trains.’
- ‘The loveliest of the four, Gavidaee Commons, saw most of its retail above the skyway level converted to bank offices.’
- ‘The easiest way to enter Block E is through the Seventh Street hangar doors by car; from there the parking ramp elevator whisks would-be patrons up to the skyway level.’
- ‘Many noisy hovercars and buses littered the lower skyways, contributing toward the city's perpetual commotion.’
- ‘The skyways are jammed with trains, planes and automobiles and the cities have more exciting architecture than you might expect.’
- ‘He took the elevated adway down to the Safe Streets skyway interchange, pausing long enough to fish his roadcard out of its tolljacker sheath.’
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