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[tak-see-wey] /ˈtæk siˌweɪ/
any surface area of an airport used for taxiing airplanes to and from a runway, parking apron, terminal, etc.
Origin of taxiway
1930-35; taxi (v.) + way1 Unabridged
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  • The airport is home to a single runway and the taxiway is dual use, shared with cars, golf carts and pedestrians.
  • Work includes but is not limited to the construction of an extension to the existing aviation parking ramp and taxiway.
  • As runway traffic increases, the capacity of the taxiway system may become the limiting operational factor.
British Dictionary definitions for taxiway


a marked path along which aircraft taxi to or from a runway, parking area, etc Also called taxi strip, peritrack
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