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Leeway definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LEE'WAY, n. The lateral movement of a ship to the leeward of her course, or the angle which the line of her way makes with her keel, when she is close-hauled.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: (of a ship or plane) sideways drift
2: a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits [syn: allowance, leeway, margin, tolerance]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1669 1. a. off-course lateral movement of a ship when under way b. the angle between the heading and the track of an airplane 2. an allowable margin of freedom or variation ; tolerance

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 the sideways drift of a ship to leeward of the desired course. 2 a allowable deviation or freedom of action. b US margin of safety. Phrases and idioms: make up leeway struggle out of a bad position, recover lost time, etc.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Leeway Lee"way` (l[=e]"w[=a]`), n. (Naut.) The lateral movement of a ship to the leeward of her course; drift.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Leeway is the freedom that someone has to take the action they want to or to change their plans. Rarely do schoolteachers have leeway to teach classes the way they want...

Moby Thesaurus

aesthetic distance, air space, ample scope, blank check, caesura, carte blanche, clearance, compass, deep space, depths of space, discontinuity, distance, distance between, divergence, double space, drift, driftway, elbowroom, em space, en space, extent, farness, field, free course, free hand, free play, free scope, freeboard, freedom, full scope, full swing, hair space, half space, headroom, headway, hiatus, infinity, interim, intermediate space, interruption, interspace, interstice, interval, jump, lacuna, latitude, leap, length, light-years, long rope, maneuvering space, margin, mileage, no holds barred, open space, parsecs, perspective, piece, play, progress, range, reach, remoteness, room, room to spare, rope, scope, sea room, separation, single space, slack, space, space between, span, spare room, steerageway, sternway, stretch, stride, swing, time interval, tolerance, way, ways, wide berth



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