[′fer‚wā] - (navigation) Open water
of sufficient depth
; a marine
(McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6th Edition)
- a channel for vessels that, by virtue of sufficient depth
and lack of obstacles, allows safe navigation
across some expanse of water
, such as a river, lake, sea, strait, or fjord. Fairways are marked by navigation aids, for example, buoys and leading marks.
(The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition)
Don't think it's a fairway. Usually refers to navigable water.