- a way for passing into, through, or out of something, as within a building or between buildings; a corridor, hall, alley, catwalk, or the like.
- a corridor on a ship.
Origin of passageway
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1. passage, access, path, walk.
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Examples from the Web for passageway
What had once been her passageway to freedom, at least of the intellectual kind, eventually became her prison.Sor Juana: Mexico’s Most Erotic Poet and Its Most Dangerous Nun
November 8, 2014
Pistorius said that as he headed down the passageway, he heard a “door slam.”Oscar Pistorius’s Sobbing Fit On The Witness Stand
April 9, 2014
Bratton rode down to the Broadway-Lafayette station and took a passageway to the Bleecker Street stop.My Patrol With the NYPD’s Bill Bratton
March 14, 2014
The parents waited by the passageway where all arrivals in that part of the terminal were funneled.A Tale of Thanksgiving Triumph
November 28, 2013
Then a man holding an automatic pistol appeared from a passageway between two buildings.Jonylah Watkins, Gunned Down in Chicago, Was a ‘Happy Baby’
March 13, 2013
He pointed to the one that gave on the passageway against which he had set the chair tilted.Within the Law
At the end of the passageway, facing him, was the master room.Slaves of Mercury
Every moment Madden expected a rush of sea water down the passageway.The Cruise of the Dry Dock
T. S. Stribling
Then we entered the car, rose to the top of the passageway, and discovered you.
Beyond it the passageway was alive with crowding red figures.Two Thousand Miles Below
Charles Willard Diffin
- a way, esp one in or between buildings; passage
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Word Origin and History for passageway
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