winning headway


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Winning \Win"ning\, n.
   1. The act of obtaining something, as in a contest or by
      competition.
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   2. The money, etc., gained by success in competition or
      contest, esp, in gambling; -- usually in the plural.
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            Ye seek land and sea for your winnings. --Chaucer.
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   3. (Mining)
      (a) A new opening.
      (b) The portion of a coal field out for working.
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   Winning headway (Mining), an excavation for exploration, in
      post-and-stall working.

   Winning post, the post, or goal, at the end of a race.
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