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[hawl-wey] /ˈhɔlˌweɪ/
a corridor, as in a building.
an entrance hall.
Origin of hallway
An Americanism dating back to 1875-80; hall + way1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • This cop that found me in a hallway, he says I must have been give a dose of Peter.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • Here, Garson paid the fare, and then helped the girl to alight, and on into the hallway.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • At that moment, the son himself entered hurriedly from the hallway.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • He was interrupted by the swift swinging open of the hallway door.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • In her wrapper she ran out into the hallway and found him descending the stairs.

    Alice Adams Booth Tarkington
British Dictionary definitions for hallway


a hall or corridor
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for hallway

1877, American English, from hall + way.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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