fairway

The fairway is part of a golf course, close to the tee. A fairway provides golfers with the easiest surface for hitting the ball.

A golf course fairway is distinguished by its short, even grass and location between the tee and the green. It's a fairly simple area from which to hit the ball. Another meaning of fairway shares this easy, effortless quality: a regular, well-known course that a ship takes through the water. In the 1580s, fairway was used to mean "navigational channel of a river," and it gained the golfing sense at the end of the 19th century.

Primary Meanings of fairway

1.
n
the area between the tee and putting green where the grass is cut short
2.
n
the usual course taken by vessels through a harbor or coastal waters
Full Definitions of fairway
1

n the area between the tee and putting green where the grass is cut short

Type of:
land site, site
the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located)

n a tract of ground free of obstacles to movement

Type of:
parcel, parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, tract
an extended area of land
2

n the usual course taken by vessels through a harbor or coastal waters

Type of:
itinerary, path, route
an established line of travel or access

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