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leeway

lee·way

leeway

 
pronunciation:
li weI
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: additional time, space, or freedom to pursue, accomplish, or decide something.
The teacher gave them a lot of leeway with the experiment.We have a few minutes of leeway between planes.
 
synonyms:
latitude
similar words:
allowance, elbowroom, freedom, grace period, liberty, margin, play, range, room, scope, slack, space
definition 2: in nautical or aeronautical terminology, the drift of a ship or plane from its normal course to a leeward position.
similar words:
deviation, drift
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