airway

Definitions of airway
  1. noun
    the passages through which air enters and leaves the body
    synonyms: respiratory tract
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    types:
    lower respiratory tract
    the bronchi and lungs
    upper respiratory tract
    the nose and throat and trachea
    type of:
    tract
    a system of body parts that together serve some particular purpose
  2. noun
    a duct that provides ventilation (as in mines)
    synonyms: air duct, air passage
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    an air passage (usually in the floor or a wall of a room) for admitting or excluding heated air from the room
    breather, schnorchel, schnorkel, snorkel, snorkel breather
    air passage provided by a retractable device containing intake and exhaust pipes; permits a submarine to stay submerged for extended periods of time
    upcast
    air passage consisting of a ventilation shaft through which air leaves a mine
    ventilation shaft
    a shaft in a building; serves as an air passage for ventilation
    type of:
    duct
    an enclosed conduit for a fluid
  3. noun
    a commercial enterprise that provides scheduled flights for passengers
    synonyms: airline, airline business
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    type of:
    line
    a commercial organization serving as a common carrier
  4. noun
    a designated route followed by airplanes in flying from one airport to another
    synonyms: air lane, flight path, skyway
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    types:
    approach, approach path, glide path, glide slope
    the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing
    holding pattern
    the flight path (usually circular) maintained by an aircraft that is awaiting permission to land
    type of:
    itinerary, path, route
    an established line of travel or access
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