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[wawk-wey] /ˈwɔkˌweɪ/
any passage for walking, especially one connecting the various areas of a ship, factory, park, etc.
a garden path or walk.
the front walk of a house, leading from the door to the sidewalk or road.
skybridge (def 2).
Origin of walkway
An Americanism dating back to 1785-95; walk + way1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "See—over there on the walkway toward the play area," his wife said.

    Anything You Can Do ... Gordon Randall Garrett
  • "You can't just stand here and block the walkway," the tall man said.

    Starman's Quest Robert Silverberg
  • "What is your denomination," she asked when they went down the walkway to the road.

    The Homesteader Oscar Micheaux
  • "See—over there on the walkway toward the play area," she said.

    Anything You Can Do Gordon Randall Garrett
  • There was a walkway in the center of the street with room for a multitude.

    The Fifth-Dimension Tube William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • He felt the rigidity of paralysis leaving his arms as he was lifted, helped along the walkway to a security car.

    The Victor Bryce Walton
  • The bellman pushed a stud on the walkway rail and a gate swung open.

    Occasion for Disaster Gordon Randall Garrett
  • He backed up to the rail that lined the walkway and pulled himself upright.


    Cory Doctorow
  • Sore and shaken, he moved on down the walkway, his search now intensified by the need for wetness to soothe his injured flesh.

    Rebels of the Red Planet Charles Louis Fontenay
British Dictionary definitions for walkway


a path designed, and sometimes landscaped, for pedestrian use
a passage or path connecting buildings
a passage or path, esp one for walking over machinery, etc
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