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.
a corridor on a ship.
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How to use passageway in a sentence
In the vast debris field where the World Trade Center had stood, firefighters had long ago rescued the last of the handful of people who were found alive, huddled in a stairwell or in underground passageways.In the shadow of the towers: Five lives and a world transformed | Joby Warrick, Souad Mekhennet | September 2, 2021 | Washington Post
Off the living room, a narrow passageway at a left angle to the main corridor led to the first-floor bedrooms.Paradise lost: Remembering the popular Rehoboth men’s guest house | James Sears | September 2, 2021 | Washington Blade
The researchers trekked into the wide chambers and narrow passageways of Isuntza I Cave.How torchlight, lamps and fire illuminated Stone Age cave art | Jaime Chambers | August 5, 2021 | Science News For Students
In a narrow passageway there, Stone Age people had used stone lamps.How torchlight, lamps and fire illuminated Stone Age cave art | Jaime Chambers | August 5, 2021 | Science News For Students
A 1972 bestselling book by Swiss author Erich von Däniken, called The Gold of the Gods, claimed that Tayos held carved passageways and a “metal library” of tablets written in an unknown language.
What had once been her passageway to freedom, at least of the intellectual kind, eventually became her prison.Sor Juana: Mexico’s Most Erotic Poet and Its Most Dangerous Nun | Katie Baker | November 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A stone mosque built not long after the city became a well-trodden passageway still stands as a central attraction in the town.
Pistorius said that as he headed down the passageway, he heard a “door slam.”Oscar Pistorius’s Sobbing Fit On The Witness Stand | Kelly Berold | April 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Bratton rode down to the Broadway-Lafayette station and took a passageway to the Bleecker Street stop.
The parents waited by the passageway where all arrivals in that part of the terminal were funneled.
She was just about to call out to reassure them when a sound in the passageway behind her made her hold her breath in suspense.The Adventure Girls at K Bar O | Clair Blank
He reserved, of course, a passageway to his own door, narrower or wider according to the circumstances.The Private Life of the Romans | Harold Whetstone Johnston
The passageway was growing damper; water trickled down the walls and gathered in fetid pools on the floor.Star Born | Andre Norton
One was the passageway from front to rear, for the family occupied a floor, but could afford only one fire.The Leaven in a Great City | Lillian William Betts
The visitor stepped into a passageway which was dim until he entered it and the door swung behind him.Average Jones | Samuel Hopkins Adams
British Dictionary definitions for passageway
a way, esp one in or between buildings; passage
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