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Noun: runway  'rún,wey
  1. A bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railway cars or other vehicles can roll
    - track, rail, rails
     
  2. A chute down which logs can slide
     
  3. A narrow platform extending from the stage into the audience in a theatre or nightclub etc.
     
  4. A strip of level paved surface where planes can take off and land

Derived forms: runways

Type of: bar, chute, paved surface, platform, slide, slideway, sloping trough

Part of: airfield, airstrip, field, flight strip, flying field, landing field, landing strip, railroad [N. Amer], railroad track [N. Amer], railway [Brit, Cdn], railway track [Brit, Cdn], streetcar track, strip, tramline, tramway

Encyclopedia: Runway