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hallway

[hawl-wey]
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noun
  1. a corridor, as in a building.
  2. an entrance hall.

Origin of hallway

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80; hall + way1
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Examples from the Web for hallway

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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

hallway

noun
  1. a hall or corridor
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Word Origin and History for hallway

n.

1877, American English, from hall + way.

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