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manway

[ man-wey ]
/ ˈmænˌweɪ /
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noun

a passage in a mine wide enough for a single person.

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Origin of manway

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; man + way1
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  • They found the manway ladder and began to climb, Fenrir and Sigyn impatiently crowding their heels.

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