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gangway

[ noun gang-wey; interjection gang-wey ]

noun

  1. a passageway, especially a narrow walkway.
  2. Nautical.
    1. an opening in the railing or bulwark of a ship, as that into which a gangplank fits.
    2. a gangplank.
    3. an area of the weather deck of a ship, between the side and a deckhouse.
  3. Railroads.
    1. the space between the cab of a steam locomotive and its tender.
    2. the side entrance of a diesel or electric locomotive.
  4. British.
    1. an aisle in a theater, restaurant, etc.
    2. an aisle in the House of Commons separating the more influential members of the political parties from the younger, less influential members.
    3. a runway in a theater.
  5. a temporary path of planks, as at a building site.
  6. Mining. a main passage or level.
  7. Also called logway. the ramp up which logs are moved into a sawmill.


interjection

  1. clear the way! out of the way!

gangway

/ ˈɡæŋˌweɪ /

noun

  1. an opening in a ship's side to take a gangplank
  2. another word for gangplank
  3. an aisle between rows of seats
  4. Also calledlogway a ramp for logs leading into a sawmill
  5. a main passage in a mine
  6. temporary planks over mud or earth, as on a building site


sentence substitute

  1. clear a path!

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Other Words From

  • gangwayed adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of gangway1

1680–90; gang 1 + way 1; not continuous with Old English gangweg

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Example Sentences

At the end of a long walk to the gangway, a group of forty reporters waited, firing questions and demanded interviews.

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Once again we were the last people up the gangway and about five minutes after the last person was onboard the engines started up.

“Ali Khan” was about to guide the ekka along the rough gangway when Mohammed Rasul interfered.

The slings were affixed, the order to hoist was given by the mate, who had descended from the poop, and stood near the gangway.

We followed him up the companion onto the deck, and joined the crowd that awaited the releasing gangway.

Accordingly Mr. George and Rollo went aft again, and approached the gangway on the side where they supposed the boats would come.

So Rollo marched up to the gangway, and was in a moment whirled down into the boat, as the others had been.

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