Airway - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈerweɪ|  American pronunciation of the word airway
Brit.  |ˈɛːweɪ|  British pronunciation of the word airway


- a duct that provides ventilation (as in mines)
- a designated route followed by airplanes in flying from one airport to another (syn: skyway)
- the passages through which air enters and leaves the body
- a commercial enterprise that provides scheduled flights for passengers (syn: airline)


a patient with a partially blocked airway

A piece of food obstructed his airway and caused him to stop breathing.

She died from an obstruction of the airway.

Word forms

singular: airway
plural: airways
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