Definition of water lane in US English:

water lane

noun

  • 1A passage of open or unobstructed water, typically narrow or limited in width, through which watercraft can pass; specifically a shipping lane.

  • 2Originally and chiefly Guernsey. A lane or path which closely follows a stream or small watercourse.

Origin

Early 18th century (in an earlier sense). From water + lane.

Pronunciation

water lane

/ˈwɔːtə ˌleɪn/