One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A river, canal, or other route for travel by water.
- ‘The new waterway would connect the Grand Union Canal at Milton Keynes with the Great Ouse River in Bedford.’
- ‘Several of the country's largest waterways, including the Yellow River, run dry before reaching the sea.’
- ‘Locally the sluices and waterways from the flood plain to the river are in several cases clogged up.’
- ‘Three thousand fish have been released into the River Tame in Stockport to restore life to a waterway devastated by a major pollution incident earlier this year.’
- ‘The waterway was extended when the Monklands Canal was joined to the Port Dundas basin in 1793, and the Union Canal at Camelon in 1822.’
- ‘The canal boom revived the idea of a waterway between Manchester and Sowerby Bridge.’
- ‘Together they came up with the canal idea as the Leeds-Liverpool waterway runs through the village.’
- ‘Restorers of the Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal want to expand their knowledge of the waterway's social history.’
- ‘Others traveled further north along the Mississippi waterway.’
- ‘The town is near the Delaware and Hudson Canal, a commercial waterway that connected the two rivers.’
- ‘The northern waterways were closed, the rivers and lakes being slowly choked by the encroaching winter ice.’
- ‘Finland's 60,000 lakes are linked by short rivers, sounds, or canals to form busy waterways.’
- ‘Houses in the settlement are accessed by boats which travel on the waterways and canals within the community.’
- ‘Manchester is already getting a new waterway linking the Ashton and Rochdale canals when the Cardroom estate is transformed into New Islington.’
- ‘Somehow I would have thought that cycling would be an activity that would fit in easily with the ambience of the canals and waterways.’
- ‘Some US forces were north of the Euphrates River, but most were stuck south of the waterway as engineers tried to build a pontoon bridge there.’
- ‘He became my much valued travel companion, and together we explored the waterways to evangelise.’
- ‘The code will supply unrestricted access to the country's inland waterways, including all rivers, canals and lochs.’
- ‘It aims to expand uses of ancient waterways, to increase trade, travel and communication lines.’
- ‘Hundreds of tonnes of soil were also removed to make a 300-metre road along the river bank, reducing the width of the waterway to just two metres at places.’
2A thick plank or angle iron at the outer edge of the deck of a vessel, which joins the vessel's side to its deck and directs water overboard via the scuppers.
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