passageway

[ pas-ij-wey ]
/ ˈpæs ɪdʒˌweɪ /

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. passage,
  2. passage grave,
  3. passage hawk,
  4. passage to india, a,
  5. passage work,
  6. passagework,
  7. passaic,
  8. passalong,
  9. passamaquoddy,
  10. passamaquoddy bay

Origin of passageway

First recorded in 1640–50; passage1 + way1

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British Dictionary definitions for passageway

passageway

/ (ˈpæsɪdʒˌweɪ) /

noun

a way, esp one in or between buildings; passage
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Word Origin and History for passageway

passageway

n.

1640s, American English, from passage + way.

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