Definition of headway noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

headway

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈhɛdweɪ//
 
[uncountable]
 
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Idioms
make headway
 
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to make progress, especially when this is slow or difficult We are making little headway with the negotiations. The boat was unable to make much headway against the tide. Some headway has been made toward restoring the balance of power.
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