archway

[ ahrch-wey ]
/ ˈɑrtʃˌweɪ /

noun Architecture.

an entrance or passage under an arch.
a covering or enclosing arch.

Origin of archway

First recorded in 1795–1805; arch1 + way1
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British Dictionary definitions for archway

archway

/ (ˈɑːtʃˌweɪ) /

noun

a passageway or entrance under an arch or arches
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Word Origin and History for archway

archway


n.

1802, from arch (n.) + way.

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