runway

Definitions

General English

Aviation

  • noun a strip of level, usually paved ground on which aircraft take off and land
  • acronymR/W
  • acronymRW

Construction

  • decking over an area of concrete placement, usually of movable panels and supports, on which buggies of concrete travel to points of placement.

Military

  • noun a prepared surface used by aircraft for take-off and landing

Theater

  • A bridge-like walkway from the stage over the orchestra pit;it often extends the auditorium, allowing performers to approach theaudience more closely. The device is mainly employed in musical entertainments;in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Starlight Express the roller-skatingcast made "white-knuckle runs" (as the advertising putit) towards the audience. Runways are also a feature of beauty pageants andstrip shows.

    In the Japanese Nō drama a runway called ahashigakari (bridge) allows performers access to the stagethrough the auditorium.

Information & Library Science

  • abbreviation in Internet addresses, the top-level domain for Rwanda
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