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passageway

[pas-ij-wey]
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  1. 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.
  2. a corridor on a ship.

Origin of passageway

First recorded in 1640–50; passage1 + way1

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1. passage, access, path, walk.
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passageway

noun
  1. a way, esp one in or between buildings; passage
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Word Origin and History for passageway

n.

1640s, American English, from passage + way.

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