Partly from Middle English headway, from Old English hēafodweġ (“head-road, main-road”), equivalent to head- + way; partly as a shortening of ahead-way, the source of the nautical sense.
Headway Sentence Examples
Meanwhile in the Netherlands the sectaries had been making rapid headway in spite of the persecution.
made little headway, but the 11th Div.
If pollen is scarce, a substitute in the form of either pea-meal or wheaten flour must be supplied to the bees, as brood-rearing cannot make headway without the nitrogenous element indispensable in the food on which the young are reared.
In the meanwhile the Pisan war dragged on without much headway being made.
Conde made no headway against Amsterdam, and William retook Naarden (September 14th).