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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A stretch of ground free of obstacles to movement.
  • n. Sports The part of a golf course covered with short grass and extending from the tee to the putting green.
  • n. Nautical A navigable deep-water channel in a river or harbor or along a coastline.
  • n. Nautical The usual course taken by vessels through a harbor or coastal waters.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the area between the tee and the green, where the grass is cut short
  • n. any tract of land free from obstacles
  • n. A channel either from offshore, in a river, or in a harbor that has enough depth to accommodate the draft of large vessels.(JP 4-01.6)
  • n. a navigable channel in a harbour, offshore etc; the usual course taken by vessels in such places.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The navigable part of a river, bay, etc., through which vessels enter or depart; the part of a harbor or channel ehich is kept open and unobstructed for the passage of vessels.
  • n. That part of a golf course between the tee and the green which is of closely mowed grass, as contrasted to the rough.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The part of a road, river, harbor, etc., where the navigable channel for vessels lies.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a tract of ground free of obstacles to movement
  • n. the area between the tee and putting green where the grass is cut short
  • n. the usual course taken by vessels through a harbor or coastal waters

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