right of way
- noun a legal right to go across someone else’s property
- (written as right-of-way)A strip of land, including the surface and overhead or underground space, that is granted by deed or easement for the construction and maintenance of specific linear elements such as power and telephone lines, roadways and driveways, and gas or water lines.
- noun the right to go lawfully along a path on another person’s land
Idiom of “right of way”
right of one car, ship, etc. to cross before another one; the privilege of precedence