|1.||an air route, esp one that is fully equipped with emergency landing fields, navigational aids, etc|
|2.||a passage for ventilation, esp in a mine|
|3.||a passage down which air travels from the nose or mouth to the lungs|
|4.||med a tubelike device inserted via the throat to keep open the airway of an unconscious patient|
airway air·way (âr'wā')
Any of the various parts of the respiratory tract through which air passes during breathing.
A device used to gain an unobstructed route to convey air into and out of the lungs during general anesthesia or when the respiratory passage is blocked.